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Who Can Provide Treatment To Someone With ADHD?

who can provide treatment for ADHD?Introduction

You may be wondering who can treat an individual who is experiencing symptoms associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Yes, a psychiatrist can prescribe medication for someone experiencing symptoms associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. In addition, a psychologist can perform testing on someone with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. However, can anyone else treat an individual with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The answer is yes. According to Additude Magazine, a family doctor and a master’s level counselor can also treat individuals suffering from symptoms associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This article will describe how both a family doctor and a master’s level counselor can treat someone with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

How Can A Family Doctor Treat Someone With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

A family doctor is a valid source of support for someone with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. According to Additude Magazine, a family doctor has your family history documented. They can tell whether or not your case of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has developed due to genetic or environmental factors. On an even further note, a family doctor is usually easier to see for an appointment. It can take months to see your psychiatrist for an appointment. Instead, see your family doctor in a week. Plus, they can prescribe the same medication that your psychiatrist can prescribe. Also, it is important to note seeing your family doctor as opposed to your psychiatrist may be cheaper too, especially if your family doctor takes your insurance and your psychiatrist does not. With that said, consider seeing your family doctor to help manage and alleviate your symptoms associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

How Can A Master’s Level Counselor Treat Someone With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

In addition to seeing a family doctor as a source of support to treat your symptoms associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, you may also consider seeing a master’s level counselor. According to Additude Magazine, a master’s level counselor is able to provide therapeutic support. Therefore, they can perform counseling and enable the individual suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to develop coping and problem solving skills to better manage the symptoms associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Hence, consider seeing a master’s level counselor to help better manage your symptoms associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Conclusion

When people think of treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, they automatically think of going to a psychiatrist for medication or a psychologist for psychological testing. Consider expanding your options and seeing a family doctor or a master’s level counselor.

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Who Can Provide Treatment To Someone With ADHD?


Lauren Walters

My name is Lauren Walters. I am currently heading into my final semester of graduate school for Mental Health Counseling in the Spring of 2016. Through my own experiences with mental illness, I love to inspire others through my writings and reassure them that they can live healthy, productive lives, despite mental illness. I hope you enjoy my articles. Feel free to comment. I will be sure to respond to you questions and/or comments in a prompt manner. Enjoy!


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Walters, L. (2016). Who Can Provide Treatment To Someone With ADHD?. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 19, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/living-with-adhd/2016/05/who-can-provide-treatment-to-someone-with-adhd/

 

Last updated: 13 May 2016
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