Still in the process of being diagnosed

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Registered: 08-26-2010
Still in the process of being diagnosed
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Thu, 08-26-2010 - 4:31pm
I have a 7 y/o Boy who is still in the process of being diagnosed ADHD.... His pediatrician said she doesnt think He has an extreme case.... So Meds arent Necessary and suggested we see a Psychologist.. I was just curious if anyone else is going threw or has gone threw the same thing.... Also my son now thinks he is crazy
because he has to see a psychologist is there any way I can help no think of the negative aspect of this??
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Registered: 06-10-2007
Thu, 08-26-2010 - 4:36pm

Hi, and welcome


We have all been through the process of diagnosis, it is tough, but you get used to it.


I would not go on the advice of a Pediatrician, and I would see a Psychologist for therapy. Maybe they can refer you to a Neuropsychologist, since a Psychologist cannot diagnose anything?


I am not sure what to tell you as far as him thinking he is crazy. I would probably explain that people se a Psych for lots of reasons, and leave it at that.

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

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

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Registered: 08-26-2010
Thu, 08-26-2010 - 6:04pm
Thank you for you comment... I will definitely look into a Nero-psychologist... How old is your child??? IS he/She on Meds or did you take an alternate route??
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Registered: 06-10-2007
Thu, 08-26-2010 - 6:37pm
My DD is 13, she has ADHD/Innattentive, and uses meds and alternatives. We went both routes.

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

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

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Registered: 12-05-2006
Thu, 08-26-2010 - 11:30pm

It can be a frustrating and emotional process to go through the whole diagnosis and finding a treatment plan that works

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Registered: 05-02-2004
Sat, 08-28-2010 - 9:23pm

He is not crazy, the doctor (which ever one you decide on) is going to help him train his brain to work the way your son wants it to work so that he can do the things that he wants to do. Baseball players have trainers that help them with doing the things they want to do - hitting, pitching, etc. Partly those trainers help train the body, but they also train the mind to do the things automatically. The doctor will help with the brain training instead of strength training.