Getting Diagnosed Correctly???
Ok, So I finally got an appointment scheduled for a full evaluation for ADD/ADHD next week. The doctor is sending a a packet of surveys and questionnaires that I will need to fill out before coming to the office. Contained in this packet is a questionnaire that my Mom will need to fill out regarding my behavior as a child. I’m 47 years old, and I don’t think my behavior as a child might indicate what I know to truly be ADD/ADHD. I’ve been teaching high school for the last 20+ years, and I’ve been exposed to soooo many ADD/ADHD kids (diagnosed & undiagnosed). I’ve been in denial for too long, but I’m wondering whether my childhood will support the diagnosis. ( In other words, I don’t want to walk away from the doctor’s office next week being told that “Since you were not diagnosed or observed as ADD/ADHD in childhood, then we can’t help you. You do not qualify for services, sorry.”
No-one had ADD/ADHD when I was growing up except maybe the really “bad” kids. I wasn’t one of those kids. I was the mostly quiet, gifted, in my own little word child. Maybe I’m fretting too much. I just don’t want this issue to “crash and burn” based on a technicality.
Any suggestions??????? HELP!
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