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“Who can best diagnose ADHD—psychiatrists, psychologists, or therapists?”

Any mental health professional can diagnose ADHD if he or she follows the guidelines and criteria. Some are more experienced than others. A psychiatrist is the physician with the most experience with ADHD and medications to treat ADHD.

If your psychiatrist is yielding to you and what you learn to determine medication, I would suggest seeing someone else. This does suggest less knowledge than you want with the professional treating you.

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