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ADD is ruining my life and I have been told medication will be useless.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 14, 2013
  • 09:34 PM

I was diagnosed with ADD at around 13, I believe. I was told that medication would not be helpful in my case by a neuropsychologist. I also have a bit of medication phobia due to getting an Effexor toxicity from an incompetent doctor, though I am mostly over that fear three years on. I'm 15 now and basically was told, "you have it, nothing you can do". I was wondering how that would possibly be the case. I have
severe issues with focus that make school and socialization quite hard. Is medication worth a try? And if so, how do I convince my parents who are anti big-pharm and trust the neuro?

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