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I'm concerned my 10 yo daughter may have add. Not focused, very flighty & all over place. Don't want to wait for pediatrician. Who else can diagnose?

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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Wait for pediatricia

It pays to wait for your appointment with your pediatrician.
Others who can help with diagnosisi are child psychologists, school psychologists who can perform psychoeducational testing.

In brief: Wait for pediatricia

It pays to wait for your appointment with your pediatrician.
Others who can help with diagnosisi are child psychologists, school psychologists who can perform psychoeducational testing.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Child Psychiatrist

A child psychiatrist can do a thorough evaluation of the difficulties your daughter is having, make a diagnosis, and if need be, prescribe medications effectively.
From a little different vantage point, a behavioral neurologist would be able to do this also. Plus there are child psychologists who can diagnose this as well -- but usually cannot prescribe medications if those are needed..

In brief: Child Psychiatrist

A child psychiatrist can do a thorough evaluation of the difficulties your daughter is having, make a diagnosis, and if need be, prescribe medications effectively.
From a little different vantage point, a behavioral neurologist would be able to do this also. Plus there are child psychologists who can diagnose this as well -- but usually cannot prescribe medications if those are needed..
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Scott Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Many

Qualified professionals trained in diagnosing add/adhd can include clinical psychologists, physicians, or clinical social workers.
The wait time for other professionals could be as long or longer. Good luck.

In brief: Many

Qualified professionals trained in diagnosing add/adhd can include clinical psychologists, physicians, or clinical social workers.
The wait time for other professionals could be as long or longer. Good luck.
Dr. Scott Diede
Dr. Scott Diede
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Dr. Alan Ali
However, u will need the pediatrician for the medical workup.
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