Choosing Professionals

How can I find the most appropriate professional to diagnose and treat my ADHD?

Could you have adult ADHD? In this 8-part guide, you’ll find expert answers to the questions that will help you make key decisions about seeking a diagnosis.

HEALTH CARE TEAM: What types of health care providers can diagnose ADHD?

A: There are several types of professionals who typically diagnose ADHD. These include doctors, psychologists, nurse practitioners… | Keep reading on WebMD »

FINDING A DOC: How should I choose a professional to diagnose and treat my ADHD?

A: It’s your right to know the qualifications of the professional you may be working with, and most doctors realize this… | Keep reading on ADDitude »

ASSESSING PROFESSIONALS: What questions should I ask in evaluating health care providers?

A: How many of your adult patients have ADHD? How do you evaluate symptoms?… | Keep reading on ADDitude »

COACHING: Would I benefit from working with an ADHD coach?

A: An ADHD coach is a “life coach” specifically trained to help adults with ADHD better manage their lives… | Keep reading on ADDitude »

COACH OR THERAPIST?: Should I consider seeing a therapist and/or a life coach?

A: If the primary challenge is managing or understanding emotions, a therapist would likely be the appropriate option… | Keep reading on ADDitude »

FIRST-PERSON: “Here’s How I Found an ADHD Specialist Near Me.”

“I lucked out with a phenomenal psychiatrist who recommended a great coach and a therapist who had experience working with people with ADHD. Ask providers you trust for their recommendations!” | Keep reading on ADDitude »


FREE DOWNLOAD: Choosing the Right Professional to Treat ADHD

Use this comparison chart to help you understand the benefits and drawbacks of each option. | Download now on ADDitude »

FREE DOWNLOAD: 7 Biggest ADHD Diagnosis Mistakes

Learn to recognize the most common mistakes doctors make to ensure that you get the diagnosis and care you deserve. | Download now on ADDitude »

8-Part Guide to ADHD Diagnosis in Adults, from WebMD x ADDitude:

DECISION 1: How can I better understand ADHD, its causes, and its manifestations?
DECISION 2: How can I understand the aspects of ADHD that might be new to my doctor?
DECISION 3: How can I improve my odds of an accurate ADHD evaluation?
> DECISION 4: How can I find a professional to diagnose and treat my ADHD?
DECISION 5: What should a thorough evaluation for adult ADHD include and exclude?
DECISION 6: How can I be sure my ADHD evaluation screens for psychiatric comorbidities?
DECISION 7: How can I be sure my ADHD evaluation considers look-alike comorbidities?
DECISION 8: Should I also be screened for the sleep, eating, or other disorders?