A Little More Info, Doc

If my child's doctor doesn't explain the ADHD symptoms he observed during her diagnosis, how can I know what treatment will work best for her?
The Experts | posted by Larry Silver, M.D.

You need more information before deciding which treatment will be most effective for your ADHD daughter. Sit down with her physician and discuss the following with him:

  • How was the diagnosis made?
  • What behaviors did he observe to make the diagnosis?
  • Might the behaviors be something other than ADHD?
  • What treatment does he recommend?

Also discuss the ADHD diagnosis with your daughter’s teacher. Does her teacher notice these behaviors in school? In addition, read up on the symptoms of ADHD in children. Go to chadd.org and ADDitudeMag.com to get more information and references.

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