A Qualified Diagnosis


"My son's teacher thinks he might have ADHD. Who can diagnose him and treat this disorder?"

Dr. Larry Silver specializes in treating children with attention deficit disorder (ADHD).

ADHD is a neurological disorder. Psychiatrists are qualified to diagnose and treat the condition. However, physicians, teachers, parents, or other mental health professionals may be the first to notice the symptoms that prompt a professional evaluation.

Larry Silver, M.D., is clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and director of training in child and adolescent psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is a former acting director and deputy director of the National Institute of Mental Health, as well as the author of Dr. Larry Silver's Advice to Parents on AD/HD and The Misunderstood Child: Understanding and Coping with Your Child's Learning Disabilities.
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