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What Kinds of Doctors Diagnose Adult ADHD?

What kind of doctor should I see to be diagnosed with adult ADHD?
 

 
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There are differences of opinion on this subject, but we think that the best place to start is your regular doctor, whether that is your family physician, your internist, or even your gynecologist. In many cases, your regular doctor will be able to make the diagnosis and start any necessary treatment. However, if your regular doctor isn't comfortable diagnosing and treating ADHD, or if your case is tricky due to certain other medical conditions you have, your doctor might refer you to a specialist.
 
In the past, many healthcare providers had little or no experience with adult ADHD, mostly because it was largely viewed as a childhood condition. However, as more and more research shows that very often, the condition persists into adulthood, more and more prescribers are quite capable of handling adult ADHD. 
 
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