What type of Doctor do should we see?

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Registered: 10-03-2003
What type of Doctor do should we see?
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Tue, 04-20-2010 - 10:48am

I'm sure this question has been asked many times, but I 'm really confused on what type of doctor we should be seeing.

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Registered: 06-10-2007
Tue, 04-20-2010 - 11:33am

I would speak to the Ped, but it sounds like you need a Psychologist or Neuropsych.


Is he taking meds? If so a Psychiatrist could help there. In the meantime, I would try to ignore the odd behaviors. He may be doing them for attention.

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: 03-25-2003
Tue, 04-20-2010 - 1:14pm

Well...the "stuck" behavior thing...it's not unusual to have a diagnosis of ADHD PLUS other things, but equally, could be ADHD with a few minor complications, or, of course, something totally different. Ugh for you. You've done TWO developmental pediatricians? And noone's ever said anything other than ADHD? Not even a "tendancies" thing?

I'd also head for the PDD-NOS/Aspergers board for advice about which type of Dr works best--not because I think your kid is necessarily that, but because it'd be the same sorts of skills you need in a Dr. From what I've seen, basically you want someone with an open mind & good knowledge. Someone who works with the "odd" kids, as it were.

Megan
Megan
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Registered: 10-03-2003
Tue, 04-20-2010 - 2:40pm
Thanks, I will definitely make an appt. with the ped. and I will start researching Psychologists in my part of Connecticut.
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Tue, 04-20-2010 - 2:48pm

When he saw the developmental pediatricians he was much younger and was not exhibiting any

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Wed, 04-21-2010 - 11:54am

Really? This one?
http://messageboards.ivillage.com/iv-pspddnos

They're more active than this board is, usually. Maybe you found the Autism spectrum disorders board?

Megan
Megan
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Registered: 02-14-2007
Wed, 04-21-2010 - 7:33pm
I just looked at that Board and it is rockin' - are you sure you looked at the right one?

Denise

Denise

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Registered: 10-03-2003
Thu, 04-22-2010 - 1:39pm
Thanks.