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A doctor vs psychologist= who understands ADHD better?

A doctor vs psychologist= who understands ADHD better?

Chicken or the egg?: The title behind the professional is not as important as the years of expertise in the subject matter, the level of interest and compasion for the patients problems, and your ease , trust and communication with him/her.Md and psychologists are part of a comprehensive team of professionals, not mutually exclusive, i propose you see both! ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

A brain disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. ...Read more


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I'm desperate to find a Doctor who can treat me for ADHD close to Lexington, Ky?

I'm desperate to find a Doctor who can treat me for ADHD close to Lexington, Ky?

Ask your pediatricia: Start with asking your pediatrician. If not helpful try the nearest medical center with departments of pediatrics and neurology ...Read more

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Could someone who is ADHD find a therapist to help them with social skills?

Could someone who is ADHD find a therapist to help them with social skills?

Yes!: Therapists help us with all kinds of things, including social skills and creating/maintaining relationships. ...Read more

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What doctor should you see for phobias/anxiety/panic attacks(psychologist or psychiatrist)?

What doctor should you see for phobias/anxiety/panic attacks(psychologist or psychiatrist)?

Anxiety treatment: I would start with a cognitive behavioral therapist. Consult nacbt.Org for a specialty trained therapist near you. She will then decide if you can be treated with cognitive behavioral therapy alone or if you also need medication. She should be able to refer you to a good psychiatrist, if needed. Good luck-this is a very treatable problem! ...Read more

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What might I do to go about finding a doctor who prescribes methadone for heroin addiction?

What might I do to go about finding a doctor who prescribes methadone for heroin addiction?

Suboxone first: If you are planning on starting Methadone for an opiate addiction, it is suggested you start by discussing your situation by consulting an an addiction specialist. Methadone is not the only choice and not the safest choice. A better & safer outpatient treatment is burenorphine (eg suboxone). ...Read more

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How do you find a certified doctor for sleep disorders?

How do you find a certified doctor for sleep disorders?

A little complex: Physicians from multiple specialties may obtain additional qualifications in sleep medicine. Some are psychiatrists, neurologists, pulmonologists, internists, ent, anesthesiologists, and family physicians -- others also. So it's not a stand-alone specialty with one referral list: http://tinyurl.Com/lztdouy ask your doctor for a referral, or google "sleep medicine" -- then ask their training. ...Read more

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Are you able to prescribe medicines for mental illnesses? I.E. OCD, anxiety, MDD, ADHD

Are you able to prescribe medicines for mental illnesses? I.E. OCD, anxiety, MDD, ADHD

No, not on Healthtap: but if you are having problems with your mood, discuss with your family doctor who may Rx or refer you to a psychiatrist. Medications definitely have a role in treatment, and I advise that you do not hesitate to seek help. ...Read more

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How do you treat depression, talk to family doctor or psychology?

How do you treat depression, talk to family doctor or psychology?

You do both.: If feeling depressed it is important to let your primary physician know. There could be extenuating circumstances causing the depression. You should also contact a psychiatrist for a meds consult to see if medication would be helpful. And you should contact a psychologist to help you to determine the best course of treatment, ie talk therapy, CBT, or DBT, or a combination of treatments. ...Read more

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I have questions about switching doctors. I need a specialized ADHD doctor who understands me better?

Specialized ADHD doc: Wld be a psychiatrist. If you're currently seeing a psych MD, but it doesn't seem they are comfortable managing your ADHD, or you don't see improvement, it's important to say 1. I'm not seeing improvement -- so ur doc knows that u aren't finding tx helpful & 2. To ask for a referral, if you want to see another doc. Sometimes a doc that knows you well, can help connect u to a doc who can treat btr ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me how to find a good mental health doctor who treats adult adhd?

Can anyone tell me how to find a good mental health doctor who treats adult adhd?

Fairly Easy : If you go online and look up chadd which is children and adults with attention deficit disorders you will find lots of information including research and resources. They also offer online courses for patients and parents and links to local support groups and providers. Look under www.Chadd.Org. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a primary care, urgent care, and/or family doctor treat anxiety?

Can a primary care, urgent care, and/or family doctor treat anxiety?

YES: That would be the first step is to discuss with your Primary Care Physician and then they ca let you know if they do this or refer out to a Psychiatrist. ...Read more

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I need your expertise, is ADHD a mental disability?

I need your expertise, is ADHD a mental disability?

ADHD: Adhd is a mental diagnosis but doesn't have to be a disability if properly treated. The goal is to use medication to enable the person to function normally at school or whatever situation they need help in. It becomes a disability if untreated or the medications don't allow the person to function in a constructive way. ...Read more

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Please explain who's the proper doctor you should see for ADHD diagnosis?

Please explain who's the proper doctor you should see for ADHD diagnosis?

ADHD: Typically either a neurologist or a psychiatrist, especially those who document that they specialize and are familiar with adhd diagnoses. For pediatric patients, school system can sometimes assist with finding appropriate practitioner. There are formal tests that can be done to assess for this. ...Read more

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Do psychologists test for adhd?

They can: Psychologists and educational psychologist both are trained in the kinds of testing typically used for diagnosing adhd. However, part of diagnosing mental disorders in general is still an art, so having someone with experience with a specific disorder such as adhd can be a reall advantage both for diagnosis and for getting the most useful information about next steps in terms of treatment. ...Read more

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How to get prescribed ADHD medication?

How to get prescribed ADHD medication?

Have it evaluated: The treatments available for this disorder are often schedule 2 controlled drugs that require prescription and are monitored by state and federal authorities. A proper evaluation by your physician along with charted documentation of your history and problems are necessary. Other non add issues can have symptoms that appear similar. ...Read more

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Are there doctors who can test to find out why I have ADHD and OCD and suggest non medication treatment options?

Sort of: There are no specific tests to either adhd or ocd; both are clinical diagnoses based on patient description of symptoms. However, there are non-medication treatments for both, especially for ocd. Look for a specialist in cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt). In urban areas, you probably can find centers that specialize in non-medication interventions for both adhd and ocd. ...Read more

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19 female, PCP wants me to see a psychiatrist, he can't find an antidepressant that won't give me PGAD symptoms.Would I be able to skype new Dr?No car

19 female, PCP wants me to see a psychiatrist, he can't find an antidepressant that won't give me PGAD symptoms.Would I be able to skype new Dr?No car

Options: You likely have med and non-med options. Perhaps a good psychotherapist and nutritionist can help with non-med approach. There are meds that may not give PGAD symptoms such as bupropion, buspirone, or Mirtazapine. Consult health informed psychologist. Online sessions may be possible. ...Read more