Posted by Renee N on January 22, 2000, at 23:40:36
My pdoc diagnosed me with ADHD undifferentiated type when I presented him with my symptoms and history. That was a year ago. Stimulants then stimuant plus ADs hasn't helped my spacey, forgetful symptoms. I am glad to say I feel less anxious about the ADD since he added the ADs. I still have some problems with self esteem, getting things done, and just not enjoying much besides work. I do love my job! :) Anyway, my pdoc has hinted that he is starting to question his diagnosis of ADHD, and is leaning more towards Depression with anxiety. I don't know if he means dysthymia(which I could see) or major depression(I don't think so). Anyway, he suggested that I take the new TOVA test to confirm or deny the ADHD dx. I understand that it is on a computer and measures your responses to lists of things to memorize and respond to quickly, etc. He said it would cost $200 and that most insurances won't cover it. I guess I should see if mine will. It would have been nice if he would have offered for his office to check for me. Have any of you had this test? Do you think it's a good test? Is it worth $200 to someone whose budget is already stretched pretty thin? Did your insurance cover it? My insurance is an HMO Rush-Prudential. Thanks in advance for any info you can share.