ADHD

Question
Posted by: natasha | 2009-08-05

Q.

ADD-please help

hi
i am in my twenties and convinced that i' m ADD. i dont concentrate on anything and always day dreaming and have been like that from school. have been to a pscologist but she just hynotised me to try and get me to concentrate but did' t confirm if i am ADD or not. i can' t afford to go back to her and can' t afford a psyc either. is it advisable for me to try the ADD tablets from the pharmarcy or will that cause more damage to me.

Expert's Reply

A.

ADHD Expert

Dear Natasha,
The tablets you will be given over the counter are supplements and therefore cannot really cause you harm but may not benefit you either. The medications used to treat ADD must be prescribed by a doctor (GP, neurologist or psychiatrist) after a thorough evaluation to confirm your diagnosis. Your GP should be able to point you in the direction of a professional who can assess you; alternatively contact the Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Support Group of South Africa at www.adhasa.co.za for a medical professional in your area.
Kind regards,
Delia

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