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ADHD in California

Looking for someone to diagnose my 8 year old in San Jose area

Hi everyone -

My pediatrician quickly diagnosed my 8 year old son with ADHD and I agree but would like further testing as I think he has other things going on.  My pediatrician couldn’t offer help beyond meds.  Does anyone have a psychologist or someone else they could recommend in No Cal/Silicon Valley who diagnoses kids?  I am at a loss at what my next step is.



Hi,  we used Dr. Stephen Newton in Saratoga .  He was was great with our son.  The public school you are in can also do a diagnosis but that probably won’t happen until next school year.

Posted by suzie1822 on Apr 10, 2014 at 4:23am

I recommend Dr. Rebecca Powers in Campbell.  She did a very thorough job evaluating our son and is adamant that simply increasing his medication is not how to solve the issues that inevitable come up for children with ADHD.  She’s great about making sure she understands what’s going on and trying other solutions besides just more meds.

Good luck!

Posted by Nica on Apr 11, 2014 at 6:47am

Thank you so much!!!!

Posted by Sanjosemom22 on Apr 11, 2014 at 9:31pm

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