some docs give it out no questions asked, you just go in and say "i have trouble paying attention in school, i frequently forget routine things, and have trouble staying on task without getting distracted to the point that it causes me to achieve below my potential"
honestly it's the easiest controlled substance script in the world to get, if you go to a doc
and he gives you a hard time or wants to write you a script for strattera or something you can just go to a different one.
psychiatrists usually have no problem handing them out but they'll make you take a test, the test is basically a few questions and you can pretty much guess which ones are going to indicate that you have ADHD.
the only thing is, depending on the doc, even if he goes to stimulants
first and skips the non-stimulant medications (which is probably more than 80% of docs) he might want to start you with ritalin
, focalin, etc.
you can't just say "well i want adderall
" you'll just have to probably do whatever he tells you, then when you have your 1mo. follow up you just complain of stomach problems or something from the initial drug
and he'll switch you.