ADHD

Question
Posted by: CHANTAL | 2009/05/08

Q.

RITALIN

CAN MY DOCTOR GIVE A DESCRIPTION FOR RITALIN, DO I NEED TO TAKE MY SON TO A PEADIATRICION AND NEUROLOGIST. IF HE HAS DIFFUCLTY CONCENTRATING

Expert's Reply

A.

ADHD Expert

Dear Chantal,
A good first step is to discuss your son's difficulty with your paediatrician. He can then refer you to a neurologist or educational psychologist to conduct an assessment. Ritalin can only be prescribed once a definite diagnosis of ADD has been obtained as it can have adverse effects if taken by someone without the disorder.
Kind regards,
Delia

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