I have actually been to a clinic which also has a department for adult ADD!
But if the doctor only asks a few questions and then says I dont have ADD then I cannot do much about it.
And besides this I dont know how helpful it is to go through endless testing. What if they come out with unclear results? The psychiatrist who suggested Ritalin to me said that some people have unspecific ADD. I doubt that you can properly rule out ADD in every single case.
He said that if you want to really know if you have ADD you have to take Ritalin and see what happens. This sounds logical to me. But what if non-ADDers would also feel a difference on Ritalin? After all they also take Ritalin. Then feeling a change wouldnt mean that you necessarily have ADD.
But I just worry what would Ritalin, even if I should have ADD, do to depression and anxiety?
What if it would make them worse? Then the costs wouldnt be worth the benefits.
I also wonder about side effects of Ritalin like heart rhythm disorders or other stuff. As soon as I read the leaflet with all the side effects I was totally scared and felt like I cant possibly take this.