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Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in NYS. Thank you for using Just Answer. Yes, interestingly, many individuals with symptoms of ADD are going undiagnosed and untreated. Primarily because we live in a culture where the ability to concentrate in short bursts and/or multitask many projects at one is much more the norm. May I ask, what is your question of me? Sincerely ***** ***** LMSW, CASAC.
A psychologist can also do an evaluation to determine if you have ADD or ADHD. Maybe it would be easier to get an appointment with a psychologist? The focus for a psychiatrist is going to be treatment for mental health disorders specifically with medications. It does not sound like that is what you need. If a psychologist evaluated you as having ADD then your general physician can prescribe you with one of the medications used to reduce symptoms if that is what you would want. as far as treatment goes for ADD, other than medication, it is really about education and learning how to mange symptoms and/or develop ways to accommodate challenges such as making a plan for how long you will work on a task and setting a timer to prompt you. There are also some really good books written by and for people with ADD with really good suggestions. I hope this information helps. Please let me know if you have any further questions and I would appreciate it if you would take a moment to leave a POSITIVE rating for my service to you. Sincerely, ***** ***** LMSW, CASAC