ADHD in Boys
Need diagnosis and treatment for 6 year old
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hello:i just joined add connect today.my 6 yr old son Christopher,s teacher,s are telling me they believe he has adha. his pediatrician also believes it but says she could not asses him or treat him and suggested a pediatric psychiatrist. I have been asking everyone and trying to research this.i was told not to go to a psychiatrist but a psychologist because psychiatrist will put him on meds right away.he is very hyper and cannont focusand disturbes his classmates. I talked to a clynical pediatric psychologist and they want 6 to 12 weeks just to asses him. then meetings with teachers(all of which cost a fortune). I don,t know which way to start out. some pediatricians will treat him. but I don,t want to ive my baby substandard care. I was told you cannot cure adha with therapy. do I just go with less expensive way (pediatrician) or pay thousands of dollars to find out what I have already been told. HELP 57 year old single parent . RONNIE
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