I don't know what help I need anymore, or even if I need help. I have a lifelong history of depression and the past two and half years, I've experienced more life stressors than normal. The original reasons I made the appointment was to a. get a new script for my anti-anxiety medication (which is also meant to help my depression), especially as I accidentally abruptly ceased it over 5 days ago, and b. a referral to a new psychiatrist to prescribe ADHD medication. [more inside]
I need diagnosis and treatment. Looking for a good ADHD doc/clinic in Toronto, someone who can offer or at least refer me to psychotherapy as well as prescribing medication. Preferably someone who would take a referral from my family doc and will take ohip/insurance, but I'm willing to pay out of pocket if necessary. I'm located in the east end, someone on a subway line is preferable.
How do I start getting treatment for my mental health problems, specifically, in Austin, TX? [more inside]
I've decided to actually use my medical insurance as it was intended, rather than waiting for some body part to fall off. I have my first ever physical scheduled in 2 weeks. How do I bring up health concerns with my doctor in a way that doesn't make me sound like a hypochondriac with an internet connection? [more inside]
How do I pick a psychiatrist when I can find absolutely no information (besides the basics like contact info and education history) on any of the doctors in my area? [more inside]
Are there any ENFPs (Myers-Briggs Type) medical doctors out there with advice on how to get through all of the mundane, logical coursework that prerequisites and medical school classes entail? [more inside]
I'd like a recommendation for a specialist in the Boston/Cambridge area to help me with what I think is ADD/ADHD. [more inside]
I need to find an ADD therapist in Los Angeles. Some details inside. [more inside]
ADD/ADHD adult treatment recommendation in Washington DC. Details inside. [more inside]
If I need meds because I have focus problems, how can I focus on ... what, um, hmm, where was I going with that?
HeadMedFilter: How to keep track of effectiveness of ADHD/anti-anxiety/anti-depression meds. Working with a therapist and a dr to find the right meds, but I can't seem to quantify how anything effects me. I want to help them help me. [more inside]
Should my friend file a complaint against his doctor and, if so, how? [more inside]
I'm a 28 year old male in Las Vegas, Nevada. When I was in my late pre-teens, I was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder, and went through various treatments (Ritalin, Adderall, then eventually easing off medications entirely). Now, due to a promising promotion and other life changes, I need to be able to focus beyond what my self-regulation allows me. What can an adult expect to go through to convince a doctor that they have ADD, and to convince them to treat it medically? [more inside]
I don't have a history of ADD but things became fairly complicated lately and I'm certain after doing hours of research that that I have some form of adult ADD. My doctor is refusing to prescribe anything and believes the only reason I am stressed is because of work/school/family. He suggested taking vitamins and getting more sleep. What gives? What are my options besides switching to a different doctor?
My girlfriend and I need to find a doctor! We are in Vancouver (core) and we would like to find a doctor who will help us take maximum advantage of the health care resources available to us. And they should be ADD-friendly... [more inside]
Recommendations for a Seattle area doctor/psych/counselor who specialize in adult ADD/ADHD? [more inside]