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what kind of doctor would i need to get tested for adhd?

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Dr. Franklyn Farrell
20 years experience Occupational Medicine
Psychiatry: The evaluation for adhd is very involved. It involves questionnaires (connor, burke), IQ testing, psychological evaluation to rule out mood disorders/personality disorders, medical screening for vitamin deficiencies, thyroid disorders, etc. You would best be served by seeing a psychiatrist.
Answered on Nov 8, 2015
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Dr. Divyansu Patel
16 years experience Psychiatry
Psychiatrist: A psychiatrist can do an evaluation for adhd.
Answered on Oct 5, 2012
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Start with your doc: People perform their best when well rested, properly nourished, in good health & a comfortable setting. These are also components that must be part of a baseline evaluation for focus disorders. Your doc can help verify your state of health & review your sleep symptoms. A sleep study may be needed. If the basics are okay they can refer you to a psychiatrist for the rest of the evaluation.
Answered on Aug 17, 2017
Dr. Manaf Ahmad
31 years experience Pediatrics
Options : Many primary care physicians are very good at treating adhd. A psychiatrist is more qualified of course but psychiatric care is not always affordable or easy to find. People with adhd and significant psychiatric conditions should see a psychiatrist.
Answered on Jul 26, 2020

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