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Do psychiatrist diagnose ADD

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
28 years experience Psychiatry
Every: Every diplomate of the american board of psychiatry should be competent to establish this diagnosis. You might want to ask a dr you trust for a recomm ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Not necessarily: It is often diagnosed by pediatricians, general physicians, neuropsychologists, developmentalists and psychologists in addition to psychiatrists.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Try looking online: Years ago, listings used to be available only in printed form. By the turn of the century, lists had become available online everywhere. Now, some lis ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Wrong place to ask: This is the HT public forum where volunteer docs answer questions about medical conditions. It is not a referral center nor does it offer direct consu ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Nash
24 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Through an exam: Ocd or obsessive compulsive disorder is diagnosed by taking a thorough history, completing a mental status examination, a neurological exam and review ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
57 years experience Psychiatry
Keep a diary of mood: Bring in a record & bring a friend or family member who has observed you.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Discuss with Psyc: Every practitioner has hei/her own way of assessing patients.If you underwent some testing, i assume there was a followup visit scheduled or suggested ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
It might be a : Stimulant. If the person had addiction issues - it might be an antidepressant.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Possible ideas: You could consider neurofeedback, if there is a qualified practitioner in your area: http://tinyurl.com/lw59nlj it's a type of brain training that pr ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
58 years experience Neurology
NOT LONG!!: Significant psychiatric disorders can usually be diagnosed in a matter of minutes by an experienced psychiatrist. Occasionally certain tests or medica ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kate Erwin
Specializes in Child Psychiatry
ADD: You will have to get a new doctor to assess and treat you. Please talk to your regular doctor to get a referral.

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