For the past few years, I've been struggling with fidgeting, difficulty spending long periods of time on creative tasks, difficulty finishing long and complicated tasks, and a few other symptoms. These are difficult in my professional life as I'm a journalist, so long periods of time doing research and writing is a necessary part of the process. My physician mentioned ADD/ADHD as something to look into, with potential benefit if treated with medication.
The trouble is, I'm also looking into getting my PPL next year, and I noticed that the FAA outright bans a number of ADHD medications, and seems to have a whole extra evaluation process you have to go through if you get diagnosed with ADHD. Nowhere could I find a good explanation of what this means if you're considering getting ADHD treatment but you also love, love, love to fly.
What is the FAA's policy, specifically covering PPL medicals for those being treated for ADHD?