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A Qualified Diagnosis
"My son's teacher thinks he might have ADHD. Who can diagnose him and treat this disorder?"
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 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. He is also a clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown Medical Center in Washington, D.C.