Hello, I’m going back to Taiwan soon and I’ve been on the fence about getting ADHD medication for a while. I haven’t gone to doctors in the States for it since the healthcare system is so expensive.
I’ve read previous threads about Ritalin and other stimulant drugs and their availability in Taiwan. From what I’ve seen, it’s all been either now-outdated information (from before Taiwan started cracking down on stimulant drugs and they were still available at pharmacies without prescriptions) or just contradicting information.
Does anyone have up-to-date and accurate information regarding seeing a psychiatrist and getting a prescription for either Ritalin or Concerta? (I know that Adderall is now illegal in Taiwan and so I won’t be able to get a prescription for that.) I’ve also seen posts that said either: 1. Taiwanese doctors push drugs instead of therapy, or 2. Taiwanese doctors fear drug dependency and it is very difficult to get a prescription.
I’m just trying to get a better and more accurate idea of how it all works and what I should expect when I go back and talk to a healthcare professional.