How do I ask my doctor for ADHD medication?
What you should know about ADHD symptoms and treatment before talking with your doctor about a diagnosis and treatment.
- Be specific in describing your problems.
- Consider your stance on medication before your appointment.
- Ask the doctor to talk about meds.
- Discuss follow-up.
- Learn about alternatives to medication.
Can Online doctors prescribe Adderall?
Prescription policies differ from state to state, platform to platform and doctor to doctor. Prescriptions that all virtual doctors can not write include: Medicinal marijuana. Stimulants, including Adderall and Ritalin.
What kind of doctor can prescribe Adderall?
A psychologist, a psychiatrist, or a neurologist is best equipped to diagnose ADHD in adults. A master level therapist is recommended only for the initial screening. Only a psychiatrist, neurologist, or family physician can prescribe medication for adults with ADHD.
Is there a over the counter Adderall?
As we said at the beginning of this article, there is no such thing as natural Adderall, over-the-counter Adderall, or an Adderall substitute. Adderall is Adderall. Natural substances are never going to replicate the effects of pharmaceutical-grade amphetamine salts.
Can you fake ADHD?
Using ADHD rating scales will not detect fake ADHD and it is easy to fake poor performance on tests of reading or math ability. Neuropsychological tests can sometimes be used to detect malingering but require referral to a specialist. Researchers are developing methods to detect faking of ADHD symptoms.
Is ADHD a disability?
An ADHD diagnosis, in and of itself, is not enough to qualify for disability benefits. As a child, you must have had measurable functional impairments (which show up as recurring poor performance in school) and as an adult, you must have measurable functional impairments that keep you from working.