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    Mybrandieb posted:
    My five year old daughter, who is in Kindergarten, was diagnosed with ADHD last week by a psychologist. Next week, Nov.1st she meets with her pediatrician to hopefully be put on meds. She's extremely disruptive in class, the furthest behind in her school work then her classmates, aggressive with her brother and our dogs, has anxiety, and out of control. The list goes on and on.

    My question is: what questions do I ask the pediatrician? I want to make sure she's put on the right meds. I don't want her all doped up, I want her to still be functional. Also, how can I get the necessary assistance for her to get the help she needs in the classroom? She needs more one on one?

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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    momuv4girls responded:
    I suggest an evaluation by a Child Psychiatrist who is board certified.

    I would not trust a "typical pediatrician" to medicate my child for brain issues - you need a specialist.

    Take care,
    -Kathleen


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