advertisement
Question
Posted by: ME | 2007/06/06

ADD

How can i be sure that i have add, i have all the symtoms and my shrink said that it sounds like add

Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question
Our expert says:
Expert ImageCyberShrink

I don't quite understand the situation. The only way to be sure about any possible diagnosis is to see a good , experienced and properly trained shrink, who should assess you competently and then use the universally accepted diagnostic criteria of theDSM or ICD to make a diagnosis firmly and clearly. As Adult ADD is stil; being investigated and not yet included in either of those references, a shrink would have to apply the generally accepted criteria ( much like those DSM etc include for childhood ADD ) and make the diagnosis. There usually is no reasont to be vague about it.

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

Have your say

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
advertisement