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Need diagnosis for 15 yr. Old son. School thinks may have autism, ocd, anoxic brain damage? Have never been able to get diagnosis. What doc to go to?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
2 doctors agree

In brief: School saying Help!

An evaluation by a team - dbpede, neurologist, neuropsychologist, child psychiatrist, et al will establish both categorical & etiologic diagnoses & provide recommendations for medical, educational, behavioral & social/adaptive interventions to help your son function to the best of his ability in his transition to adulthood.
Idea requires the school to pick a category for services & they need help.

In brief: School saying Help!

An evaluation by a team - dbpede, neurologist, neuropsychologist, child psychiatrist, et al will establish both categorical & etiologic diagnoses & provide recommendations for medical, educational, behavioral & social/adaptive interventions to help your son function to the best of his ability in his transition to adulthood.
Idea requires the school to pick a category for services & they need help.
Thank
2 comments
Dr. Johanna Fricke
sdbp.org lists developmental/ behavioral pediatricians in your area. Ask your pediatrician for a referral, hopefully to a major medical ctr.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
sdbp.org lists developmental/ behavioral pediatricians in your area. Ask your pediatrician for a referral, hopefully to a major medical ctr.
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Child psychiatrist

And after evaluating him he can recommend treatment.

In brief: Child psychiatrist

And after evaluating him he can recommend treatment.
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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Start simple

Schools have been coming up with some complex opinions lately.
They have no place trying to diagnosis any of those disorders. They may suggest that he be evaluated. Start with your pediatrician. Let him do some simple screening and then make a decision whether specialist referral is appropriate.

In brief: Start simple

Schools have been coming up with some complex opinions lately.
They have no place trying to diagnosis any of those disorders. They may suggest that he be evaluated. Start with your pediatrician. Let him do some simple screening and then make a decision whether specialist referral is appropriate.
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