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ADHD in Iowa

Is there a support group in Des Moines for Adults with ADHD?

Wondering if there is a support group for Adults with ADHD in the Des Moines area?


Becca, welcome to ADD/ADHD as an adult,  I was diagnosis just over a year ago by my Family Practice ARNP.  I live is S.E. Iowa and have had a difficult time finding a support group for adults. As for getting tested many ARNP’s, Pychologist should be able to help you get a diagnosis and a course of treatment.  UIHC has department for adult testing, however you would need a referral from another provider. I hope this helps, If I can be of any more assistance let me know. or if you just need someone to talk with.
Good Luck! Deb

Posted by Deb W on Apr 07, 2014 at 7:27pm

Hi Deb,

Thanks for your reply. I am still working on finding someplace where I can get tested. It’s been quite frustrating even finding a place that does testing for ADHD for adults. There are numerous places in Des Moines that work with children, but few that work with adults. I finally found one online that is in West Des Moines that may be a possibility. I called them and they accept my insurance but when I told them I wanted to get tested for ADHD they said they weren’t sure if my insurance covered testing so they wouldn’t schedule me an appointment until that was determined. So anyway, I’m going to wait to hear back from them but not getting my hopes up. I probably should make an appointment with my family dr. but he’s a new dr. to me and I don’t know him well - afraid he may not take me seriously. I did call U of I hospitals and clinics and someone called back and left a message that the soonest appointments they have are in July, and I think I need a referral. Thank you very much for your response. It’s good to talk with someone who can relate to what I’m going through.

Posted by becca2322 on Apr 08, 2014 at 6:44am

Hi Becca, I just joined the site and was looking for support groups here in Des Moines. I realize your post was from a while back, but did you ever find someone to see to get tested? Hopefully by now you have, but if not I have a great therapist to recommend (Dr. Morgain Hall on Ingersoll Ave—471-5055) who can test you. And, on her recommendation, a few months ago I started seeing a new psychiatrist for meds who specializes in ADHD, and that’s working out well too. So, if you haven’t had any luck, definitely give her a call. Well, I’m gonna search on the site now for a support group here in the area. Hope all goes well!

Posted by DarrenDsmIA on Oct 22, 2014 at 10:11pm

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