Posted by policebox on May 6, 2012, at 18:11:53
In reply to Me and my doc...stims, posted by Phil on May 5, 2012, at 12:29:49
Must be nice. My psychiatrist is at a university, so he isn't allowed to prescribe stimulants without the permission of the director (who isn't even a psychiatrist). So after waiting 1 month to see the director for an ADHD assessment, I completed the questionaire. I was completely honest. Based upon my symptoms, the results of my questionaire, and my history he said it sounded like I had ADHD. Then I had to wait 6 months to be given a TOVA test. Based upon the results of that, I was ruled not to have ADHD, despite my clinical history, symptoms, and failure to respond to several classes of antidepressants.
I'm not a typical college student, as I'm 36 years old. The reason I'm a 36 year old college student is because of difficulties with concentration, getting motivated to get things done, problems with interpersonal relationships, holding down jobs, etc.
So, you're lucky you can be dishonest and get the drugs you need to help you. I chose to be upfront and honest and told that all my problems would go away if I just excersized more often.