Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (cont.)
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When Should Someone Seek Medical Care for Childhood ADHD?
A school-age child may need evaluation for ADHD if he or she exhibits any of the following behaviors:
What Specialists Treat Childhood ADHD?
Evaluation and treatment of a child with ADHD can generally be handled by the child's pediatrician. A thorough history and complete physical exam are prerequisite to establishing the correct diagnosis. Should educational testing be indicated, this may be done utilizing an educational psychologist via the school district or by private means. Some children with ADHD have associated complicating medical or behavioral health issues (for example, bipolar disorder, dyslexia, etc.) and specialty evaluation may be indicated. Such specialists would include a pediatric neurologist, pediatric psychologist, or psychiatrist.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/14/2016
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