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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does it take a psychiatrist to prescribe strattera (atomoxetine) (for adhd) or can my family physician make the diagnosis?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What would be the best doctor to diagnose ADHD for an adult? Preferably someone who can prescribe 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friend is experiencing depression and he refuses to go to doctors.can psychiatrists do interview and prescribe medications to him on healthtap?
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
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