delusional wrote:Even if the doctor is extremely competent and ethical, what is he/she supposed to do? There are a limited number of questions that can be asked, and the answers are pretty straightforward. If the first doctor doesn't give it to you, you can go to another. Once you get the first prescription, you can always get more. When all is said and done, there must be a certain assumption that the people who seek it out tend to be the same ones who need it.HeavenWood wrote:laxbrah420 wrote: Doctors, alone, have the ability to determine if adderall will melt your brain, because they give you a survey.
My sister's psychiatrist, "If you think you have ADD, you do."
I'm assuming, arguendo, that the psychiatrist isn't lazy/incompetent.
Yeah. It's my understanding that there is no real test for ADHD (e.g., an objective brain scan or blood test), and diagnosis is instead based on a question and answer session that depends on the honesty of the patient.
I, too, never once took any Adderall or any other drug. Of course, I'm a Puritan when it comes to that stuff. I've never even had a sip of alcohol, even—and not for religious reasons either. I just don't believe in it, in the way a vegan doesn't believe in consuming animal products, if that makes sense.