A 29-year-old female asked:
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can drs on here prescribe medications for adhd on here until my dr returns?

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Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Q&A: this area is for general questions. something specific, you will want to sign up for a video consultation.
Answered on Oct 1, 2016
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: The public site is for general information.We do not offer to diagnose or treat anyone on this forum. The HT concierge service has docs who do some such work. The treatment of ADHD often involves drugs closely monitored by the state/feds.Any doc prescribing them without proper documentation through office based exam/testing/record keeping is likely to lose their license.
Answered on Oct 2, 2016
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Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
Yes. I agree completely. Quite frankly, a responsible parent shouldn't leave prescribing a powerful stimulant medication for their child, to any on line platform or provider. An appropriate evaluation of a child for ADHD requires an in person evaluation by a qualified, board certified physician. As a Child Psychiatrist, my evaluations of a child generally lasts 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Careful coordination with the child's school teacher is also necessary and not easily accomplished here. Please make an appointment with a competent physician who specializes in this area and good luck to your child.
Oct 1, 2016

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