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Do psychologists test for adhd?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
9 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Some do, also others

Psychologists, pediatricians, family docs, psychiatrists and others may be trained to test for adhd, but not all offer this testing.
Testing usually involves interviews & checklists with child, parent(s) and teacher(s). Best to start by asking your pediatrician or family doc; if they don't do the testing themselves, they can refer you to the right qualified expert in your local area.

In brief: Some do, also others

Psychologists, pediatricians, family docs, psychiatrists and others may be trained to test for adhd, but not all offer this testing.
Testing usually involves interviews & checklists with child, parent(s) and teacher(s). Best to start by asking your pediatrician or family doc; if they don't do the testing themselves, they can refer you to the right qualified expert in your local area.
Dr. Leto Quarles
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Adhd

With proper tools and qualifications, yes.

In brief: Adhd

With proper tools and qualifications, yes.
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Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

So do psychiatrists, pediatricians, family doctors and other clinicians.
They could all render adequate assessment provided they have acquired enough knowledge and experience in treating this disorder.

In brief: Yes

So do psychiatrists, pediatricians, family doctors and other clinicians.
They could all render adequate assessment provided they have acquired enough knowledge and experience in treating this disorder.
Dr. Andres R Villar
Dr. Andres R Villar
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