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I have been having a hard time focusing on work. Have never had this problem. Little things distract me and even simple tasks seem daunting. What type of doctor do I need to see to get help with this?

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i would think at our age 3-4 visits max. i would expect it to go something like this: 1st visit: meet and greet, tell me about your problems and feelings, let’s see if they meet the clinical criteria for adhd diagnosis 2nd visit: testing for adhd, or possibly they might refer you elsewhere for testing 3rd visit: review test results, discuss options, discuss treatments and side effects, potentially prescribe medications 4th visit: discuss treatments and side effects, prescribe medications or, if already prescribed, medication maintenance - basically following up to see if dose appropriate, if any adhd symptom relief, how you are tolerating side effects, etc keep in mind some docs might give meds to you in 1 visit. some general practitioners even prescribe it with as little oversight as a check in every 3 months. but any real psychiatrist will probably go through a similar process to what i detailed above, even if my estimate on the number of visits is wrong.

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Thank you!! Really appreciate your comment

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a psychiatrist if you want to use some meds. a psychologist if you want to talk through your issues and use non-medicine based approaches.

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Ok. Thanks. If I go to a physiatrist, how long (how many appts) does it usually take for them to prescribe meds?

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You’ve probably just lost interest and it’s time to move on. Harder to focus/be engaged if your work loses its luster. Also try fixing your environment first. Also, better than meds and therapy is exercise. It is the best solution.

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How long (how many sessions) does it take the doctor to prescribes meds?

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Me too! I’m sitting here and just cannot do anything. I’m not sure why this is happening and getting worse. Started Adderall this week. I hope it helps. I’m on 5mg XR

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