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Who can diagnose and treat ADHD?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

A neurologist is able to diagnose and treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Because neurologists are medical doctors, they can perform medical tests, verifying that your ADHD symptoms are not caused by an underlying medical condition. They can also prescribe medications for ADHD treatment. Some behavioral specialists, like psychologists, are unable to prescribe medications.

However, there is one downside of seeing a neurologist for ADHD treatment. Neurologists cannot offer behavioral therapies or counseling for ADHD. If you are interested in these therapies, you will need to visit a psychiatrist, psychologist, or licensed therapist for those services.

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