ADHD

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Posted by: Merina Kroese | 2011/03/22

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My son is 18 and I have been advised that he has ADD. Who can I take him to see to start treatment. Does It have to be a neurologist or can my GP help us. He is in grade 11 and it is a struggle everyday.
Thanks

Expert's Reply

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ADHD Expert

Dear Merina,

Who was it that advised you to your son having ADD? Whichever medical professional made the diagnosis is obligated to provide you with all treatment options.

A neurologist or psychiatrist would be my preferred specialists for treatment, however, your GP will be able to prescribe; please ensure that s/he has experience with all ADD medications.

I urge you (and anyone in the same position reading this) to have your son formally assessed and diagnosed and have that same specialist be the prescribing practitioner.

Best wishes,
Delia

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Posted by: ADD/ADHD Expert | 2011/03/23

Dear Merina,

Who was it that advised you to your son having ADD? Whichever medical professional made the diagnosis is obligated to provide you with all treatment options.

A neurologist or psychiatrist would be my preferred specialists for treatment, however, your GP will be able to prescribe; please ensure that s/he has experience with all ADD medications.

I urge you (and anyone in the same position reading this) to have your son formally assessed and diagnosed and have that same specialist be the prescribing practitioner.

Best wishes,
Delia

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