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how do i get my doctor to test me for adhd?

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Dr. Abby Irwin
20 years experience Psychiatry
Ask to be tested.: Make an appointment with a psychiatrist skilled in treating adhd. Consider calling various psychiatrists and asking if they test for adhd. Ask your gp if they have a referral for you. When with the psychiatrist, simply ask to be tested. You will need to describe previous school performance, and likely show records. The doctor will guide the interview.
Answered on Aug 5, 2015
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Dr. Dheeraj Raina
28 years experience Psychiatry
ADHD eval: There is no particular test for adhd. There are psychological tests that can support the diagnostic process, but the diagnosis itself is primarily clinical. Therefore, when suspecting adhd - a complex diagnosis with many alternative explanations for symptoms, generally speaking the best approach is to visit a psychiatrist known for his/her diagnostic skill in general.
Answered on Apr 19, 2013

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