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Is it a psychiatrist or pediatrician or psychologist who sees kids with behavior and learning disabilities?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: All three

Start perhaps with your pediatrician.
He will then help determine what course should be taken and which is best.

In brief: All three

Start perhaps with your pediatrician.
He will then help determine what course should be taken and which is best.
Dr. Barry Bergman
Dr. Barry Bergman
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: All + neurologist

Start with pediatrician.
Next would be a referral to a neuropsychologist for testing. With the results, next stop might be neurologist,behavioral psychologist, educational specialist or psychiatrist, depending on the result of testing

In brief: All + neurologist

Start with pediatrician.
Next would be a referral to a neuropsychologist for testing. With the results, next stop might be neurologist,behavioral psychologist, educational specialist or psychiatrist, depending on the result of testing
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Both

Both may see such a child.
Sometimes kids need medication and that can only be provided by a psychiatrist. A psychologist cannot prescribe medications.

In brief: Both

Both may see such a child.
Sometimes kids need medication and that can only be provided by a psychiatrist. A psychologist cannot prescribe medications.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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