Should I consult both a psychiatrist and a pediatrician regarding ADHD?

Iris Rodriguez-Johnson, MD
The psychiatrist will do the initial testing for ADHD and will do the initial prescriptions. The pediatrician will often do the child's refills and make sure that the medication is working and that there are not side effects from the medications. If there is a problem the pediatrician will refer the child back to the psychiatrist.

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