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Asking for Modifications to Letter of Accommodation for Disabilities

As a general rule, your school should have a disability resources office who can definitely answer this question as it relates specifically to you. With that being said, Generally speaking, if you ...
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Asking for Modifications to Letter of Accommodation for Disabilities

At a large university there is likely to be a special office that deals with this and will provide you information. At a smaller place it might just be the Admissions Office or Student Affairs. Visit ...
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How to address interest in getting treatment for (potential) ADHD whilst applying for a PhD grant, so that I don't alarm anyone?

Any medical treatment you seek at your university should be subject to standard confidentiality/privacy protections (but you should check this to make sure). You are not required to disclose this ...
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How to address interest in getting treatment for (potential) ADHD whilst applying for a PhD grant, so that I don't alarm anyone?

If you are going to be speaking to a licensed medical professional for your ADHD assessment, it is safe to assume they are bound by doctor-patient confidentiality laws. This means that you can go in ...
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How to address interest in getting treatment for (potential) ADHD whilst applying for a PhD grant, so that I don't alarm anyone?

I would keep it private as much as possible for as long as possible. People have misconceptions and some of those misconceptions can hurt you. If you can control it without therapy, all the better, ...
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Dissertation acknowledgements: thanking a professional for medical treatment?

This is not unusual at all. You can provide thanks to Ann Adams, Bob Blake, Chet Carson, Dave Dunlop, etc., for all the help and support they provided you during the difficult time of writing your ...
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Dissertation acknowledgements: thanking a professional for medical treatment?

so I'm thinking of thanking her in the acknowledgements, but I'm aware that that would be unconventional. I am a big fan of all kinds of acknowledgments and always encouraged students to go wild ...
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Dissertation acknowledgements: thanking a professional for medical treatment?

The following is from an American perspective. I have no idea how it works elsewhere. The acknowledgements section is yours. You can do with it whatever you like. There are a few formalities which ...
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Dissertation acknowledgements: thanking a professional for medical treatment?

I suggest that you do this, but without mentioning details or bringing up the issue of depression. Thank her for her support as you could also do for, say, academics or family members. If you leave ...
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Dissertation acknowledgements: thanking a professional for medical treatment?

From a European perspective: this is totally fine to me. This is your text. In addition, the acknowledgements section is likely to be the only part of your thesis where you can freely use the pronoun &...
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How do I Become a Theoretical Chemist/Physicist with a Chemistry Background?

This post only responds to your final question. Some things I'd ask yourself prior to pursuing your idea further: How many people graduate with PhDs in Theoretical Chemistry? What percentage end up ...
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