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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)

Mental Health | Last Active: May 7, 2019 | Replies (30)

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@jakedduck1

@occp11
How ya doing mate,
I really only wanted to say it can be dangerous to look up symptoms and rely on the internet or a forum of any type and decide on a diagnosis. Even people who have/had a specific problem aren’t qualified to come to any conclusions as to what may be happening, nor are you your parents or your teachers. Never assume anything. Only doctors possess the knowledge to come to an accurate answer. Problem is approximately 1 out of 5 people are incorrectly diagnosed with ADHD. Ask your doctor if you should see a specialist or a psychologist. Your doctor should be open to this question.
Best of luck,
Jake

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@jakedduck1 I'm quite surprised that it is only 1 out of 5 who are incorrectly diagnosed. I would have thought it was much higher. The same is true with bipolar. I have read that over 60% of people diagnosed as being bipolar are not.
You really do need to get to a specialist/psychologist. I believe this is beyond the ken of most regular doctors.
JK