Doctor Question.

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Registered: 09-21-2005
Doctor Question.
Fri, 04-16-2010 - 3:33am
does your child have ADHD or ADD...did you take him/her to regular MD or speialist..if so what kind ie: neuro..physc..??

Valentine Bingo               

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Registered: 06-10-2007
Fri, 04-16-2010 - 9:09am


Yes, definitely go with another Dr.GP's, Pediatricians etc usually do not have the knowledge of ADHD to diagnose.

A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 04-16-2010 - 2:33pm
I agree with the PP that a pediatrician or GP or family doc does not usually have the expertise to diagnose ADHD.
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Registered: 05-02-2004
Fri, 04-16-2010 - 6:52pm

I asked our general practitioner for a referral to a nuero pysch. He had no problem with doing that, and because the doctor referred, insurance paid for the evaluation.

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Registered: 10-02-2003
Mon, 04-19-2010 - 8:32am
The school was the first to recommend an outside evaluation at a location that does multidisciplinary testing. I went to the pediatrician for a referral. He wanted me to fill out ADHD questionnaires. I was a bit frustrated, because I asked for a referral, not a diagnosis from him. I went ahead and filled out the papers and before the school even did theirs the doc said, "your son had ADHD, here are some of your medication options". I firmly stated that I was not ready to go down that road yet and could he please just put in for the referral. (I no longer have this ped btw) Okay, so long story short. DS was evaluated by a psychologist, genetic pediatric specialist(and director of the institution), and SP for his speech disorder. He was diagnosed with ADHD/CT and Anxiety Disorder. He has also since been seen by a psychiatrist who agreed with these.
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Registered: 08-10-2006
Tue, 04-20-2010 - 10:25am
We went to our local Children's Hospital's Neurodevelopmental Center and have been seeing a neurodevelopmental ped for the past 3 years.

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