When to Fire Your ADHD Child's Doctor

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ADDitude Magazine on Apr 15, 2013 at 12:31PM

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When to Fire Your ADHD Child's Doctor

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Show the Doc the Door

Should you fire your doctor if you aren’t getting this level of attention regarding your child's ADHD? Perhaps. If you can’t make a personal connection, move on. Your doctor should be your partner, not a godhead whom you worship.

Other red flags that indicate it’s time to shop around for another ADHD professional include:

>> She brushes off your concerns about severe side effects that your child is experiencing. Her goal should be to find a treatment that works without side effects, not to treat ADHD at any cost.

>> She doesn’t provide adequate information about potential side effects or specific ways to measure the effectiveness of a treatment.

>> She doesn’t offer additional options if the first is unsuccessful. Treating ADD often involves trial and error to find out what works.

>> She reprimands you or your child for asking too many questions.

>> She tells you she’s not an expert in ADHD.

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