ADHD Diagnosis Cost

Q:

"How much does an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) diagnosis cost?"

A:

Providing a cost of diagnosis for attention deficit hyperactivity(ADD/ADHD) would be next to impossible. The amount really depends on who is diagnosing you (family practitioner, psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker, etc.) and whether you have neuropsychological testing or not. The cost could run from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. Most public mental health clinics have staff that can diagnose but the waiting time for an appointments is usually several months.

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Patricia Quinn, M.D., is a developmental pediatrician in the Washington, D.C., area. A graduate of the Georgetown University Medical School, Quinn specializes in child development and psychopharmacology. Cofounder and director of the Center for Girls and Women with ADHD, she is the author of Putting on the Brakes: A Young People’s Guide to Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
 
 
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