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Which Specialist Doctor Should Be Consulted For ADHD In A Child?

My. Grandson has mood swings he has ADHD depression situational he is development delayed mood disorder. He has really been out of control sometimes what kind of doctor should I take him to??? I need help. He has got into trouble and has to go to court. He is only fifteen.
Thu, 19 Jul 2018
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The would best be seen by a pediatric psychologist or psychotherapist. If there is a need for medication control after evaluation usually the psychologist can make a recommendation to a psychiatrist. Also a NEUROpsychologist may be of benefit, especially if a neurological substrate or genetic problem can be found that may be due to a neurological syndrome or other condition.

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Which Specialist Doctor Should Be Consulted For ADHD In A Child?

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. The would best be seen by a pediatric psychologist or psychotherapist. If there is a need for medication control after evaluation usually the psychologist can make a recommendation to a psychiatrist. Also a NEUROpsychologist may be of benefit, especially if a neurological substrate or genetic problem can be found that may be due to a neurological syndrome or other condition. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.