Need a second opinion on ADHD? Are you old enough to remember when patients were advised to get a second opinion about any major (and some minor) diagnosis? This was before managed care. The idea was this: Physicians are fallible in their diagnostic abilities. “Get a second opinion.”
“Managed care” has led to many healthcare consumers not getting a second opinion. But it’s still important. Especially when you suspect you have ADHD but are dismissed without much thought from a professional.
Please check out—and share—this excellent, 25-minute overview of ADHD. It’s from the PBS TV show Second Opinion.
Thanks to American Public Television and the University of Rochester Medical Center.
Second Opinion host Peter Salgo, MD, talks with:
—Former Hollywood scriptwriter Frank South talking about his late-in-life diagnosis and receiving a “second opinion” from the panelists
—Anthony Rostain, MD, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania medical school and co-director of UPenn’s Adult ADHD Clinic
—Lisa Harris, MD, Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital
—Brett W. Robbins, MD, University of Rochester Medical Center
Frank South Has Appeared Here, Too!
By the way, Frank has previously appeared on the ADHD Roller Coaster, in the form of two wonderfully entertaining but poignant videos:
Frank South, Adult ADHD, And The Traffic Cop
And in this post you’ll an excerpt from his must-read book of essays (A Chicken in the Wind And How He Grew):