Couples With One ADHD Partner
Psychologist Wants to Diagnose It As Bipolar!!
Yesterday my husband and I finally went to a dr for an ADHD diagnosis (I say finally because he finally agreed). But it did not go well. The lady we saw says she thinks he has Bipolar…based on racing thoughts, not being able to focus and hyperactivity (which she says is mania). And whenever we expressed doubts she referred back to Bipolar and then referred us to her manager (the main dr in the practice) for further examination and a final word on a diagnosis. Well when my husband hear the work “Bipolar” he basically shutdown and heard nothing else and doesn’t want to go back. I can’t say I blame him. My mother is Bipolar and I’ve lived with that most of my life and I don’t see similarities at all (although I do know that every individual is different). It makes me very angry that she basically blew this for us. It would’ve been one thing is she said that many times ADHD is misdiagnosed and she just wants to rule out all possibilities, but she was pretty stuck on Bipolar and when she handed my husbands chart to the lady at the front desk, it said “Bipolar” on it. He is very angry and thinks its a waste of time and money to proceed because no one gets him or his situation. I don’t want to push him, but I want him/us to get help and that can’t happen without a diagnosis.
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