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I am a 66 year old woman living in Pensacola and am having trouble finding help with what I believe to be adult ADD.  My personal physician laughed at me and said she doesn’t believe it exists in adults. I’ve tried psychiatrists who want me to be evaluated by a psychologist but the ones in Pensacola only see children for this condition. I saw a neurologist who said he didn’t know anything about adult ADD and wanted me to have a lot of medical tests - EEG, MRI etc. My entire day is a mess and I don’t know what to do. I’ve been taking Synaptal with no results so I drink coffee all day. This is a family condition which I believe I’ve had since I was a child.  What can I do to remain sane?

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Shame on them.  Try surrounding communities if you can’t find anyone local.

Posted by hitwcidb on Dec 29, 2013 at 10:16pm

I believe you do need to see a child psychiatrist to be diagnosed properly if you can find one to take you as a patient. They have been trained in the adhd area, whereas a lot of adult psychiatrist’s have not. Best wishes to you. I know its tough finding the right doctor.

Posted by 2592sc on Dec 30, 2013 at 2:59pm

You may have to go away from Pensacola. Try FWB The turning point may help you. Good LUCK!

Posted by Grandpa60 on Jun 03, 2014 at 5:55am

I know this is an old post, but I live in Pensacola and have found a company that offers neurofeedback that has greatly helped me! I am 29 and originally signed up my 6 year old for Neuro-Centrum Tutoring because they offered Neurofeedback in the form of a computer game. My daughter and I both have ADHD the combined type. I felt that I struggled even with medication and after watching my daughter’s progress I decided to give it a try. Even though the program was designed with children in mind I found it challenging and it has allowed me to be more aware of my attention and control it. I strongly recommend it.The website of the company is http://www.neurocentrum-tutoring.com

Posted by DLTWCY81 on Oct 09, 2014 at 5:00am

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