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Diagnosed with Bipolar instead of ADHD/ I Dont agree

I have thought for years that I have ADHD. I was finally tested and the psychologist says she thinks I am Bipolar instead. I don’t agree. What do I do now?

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The same thing happened to me yesterday. And the crazy thing is, the doctor I saw yesterday is the same doctor who diagnosed me with ADHD as a child. Now, as an adult he thinks I have bipolar depression. WTF? He gave me some meds and I started taking them, but they make me hiiiiggghhhh. Like, I can’t even leave the house. I called him today and told him about it and he said to keep taking them but try taking them with food. My BFF told me to get a second opinion. I would love to do that, but there are no other doctors in my area that are willing to treat ADD patients. I have called like 7 of them and they all send me to this guy. I don;t think I am bipolar, my husband doesn’t think I am bipolar, my BFF doesn;t think that I am bipolar. Why does someone who hasn’t seen me since I was a child think that I am bipolar? Doesn’t make sense to me.  By the way, a psychologist is a very smart person, but is not a medical doctor or even a doctor of psychiatry. I would definitely get a second opinion if I were you. Good luck!

Posted by bagels006 on Jun 18, 2014 at 9:06am

I am diagnosed with both problems and take a medication for both of them and pretty ample doses and have no issues.

Posted by spemat on Jun 19, 2014 at 9:08am

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