Is ADHD Considered A Mental Illness

I am trying to get health insurance and they might not cover my prescription to Adderall XR which is prescribed for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). If ADHD is not considered a mental illness, I’m good to go, but if it’s not I need to find another health insurance company and fast. If anyone with knowledge on the subject could help, I would really appreciate it. Thanks!

ADHD Is Not A Mental Illness

To answer your query, ADHD is not considered a mental illness and people who have them are not retarded in any way. It’s practical and a need to get your health insurance especially if you have paid for it. Before finding another health insurance company, you should get what you have paid for.

For additional information about ADHD, kindly read the articles that are linked below.

Is ADHD really a psychiatric disorder? | Child Mind Institute
It might be a disorder but that doesn’t mean that you’re crazy. There are medicines for ADHD and in fact, it can be lessened through time especially if there are people who are willing to care for you, and you’ve understand the situation entirely.

ADHD Is Not A Mental Illness

ADHD Is Not A Mental Illness

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – National Institute of Mental …
Don’t believe people who will judge you as incomplete, retarded, or abnormal because those people have a shallow way of thinking and they don’t deserve your time. Read this article and understand about what is ADD, ADHD personality disorders, and is ADHD a mental illness or a learning disability.

NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness | ADHD
Reading will definitely comfort you because knowledge about ADHD is one of the topmost cure that you can get.

Read these other wonderful articles from WebMD, Psychology Today, and Mental Health.


ADHD Is Not A Mental Disease

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  • carobygirl February 7, 2009, 4:48 pm

    It sure is. ADHD is listed in the DSM- the book doctors consult to help them diagnose people with mental problems.

    ADHD is not a learning disability, btw. It's considered by health professionals to be a mental health disorder.

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