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Which health care professionals can best perform physical evaluations and prescribe medications for ADHD?

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Only certain medical professionals can prescribe medication and perform thorough physical evaluations to rule out other possible causes of ADHD symptoms. These professionals are physicians (either a medical doctor or doctor of osteopathy), nurse practitioners, and physician assistants under the supervision of a doctor.

Because medication is a key part of ADHD treatment, it's important that all of the members of your treatment team communicate with each other on a regular basis.

From: ADHD Health Care Team WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Academy of Pediatrics. psychcentral.com.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

SOURCES: American Academy of Pediatrics. psychcentral.com.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

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