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Who should I go to for ADHD diagnosis if my pediatrician isn't familiar with it?

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If your pediatrician isn't familiar with diagnosing ADHD, he or she can probably refer you to a mental health professional such as a psychiatrist or psychologist who has that experience.

If your pediatrician does not work with therapists and psychologists, ask your child's school psychologist to do an evaluation, or ask the school counselor to recommend someone.

SOURCES:

Walt Karniski, MD, developmental pediatrician; executive director, Tampa Day School, Fla.

National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)."

Marjorie Montague, PhD, professor of special education, University of Miami.

FDA: "FDA permits marketing of first brain wave test to help assess children and teens for ADHD."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on January 17, 2017

SOURCES:

Walt Karniski, MD, developmental pediatrician; executive director, Tampa Day School, Fla.

National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)."

Marjorie Montague, PhD, professor of special education, University of Miami.

FDA: "FDA permits marketing of first brain wave test to help assess children and teens for ADHD."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on January 17, 2017

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