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Adult ADHD: At the Doctor

Your clinician may want to review work or school records, so ask for copies of performance reviews and school records, and bring them to your appointment.

Adults with ADHD are often less aware of their condition than others around them, so your doctor may want to interview your spouse or partner or close friends. It’s a good idea to bring your partner or a friend for support, to take notes (you may be too overwhelmed to remember everything the doctor says), and to give an outside perspective on your behavior and history. Your doctor may also want to interview your parents and even give them questionnaires about your childhood behaviors.