My son is 7 years old and we have always noticed that he's extremely hyperactive. I took him to see the pediatrician last year and was told to wait and see how he does in school. He's been getting bad behavior reports daily. I went to see his teacher and she said she feels very strongly that he has ADHD. He doesn't do anything malicious, but he can't control himself, unable to sit still, jumping around, rolling on the floor and constantly talking out of turn. She said he's very intelligent and can read a book 6 levels above where he should be in 1st grade. However, he has no memory of what he reads. She's concerned he's going to get behind in skills that need reading comprehension. After she voiced her concern to me I called the pediatrician. She had said doctors send in a questionnaire for the teacher to fill out to diagnose ADHD. The pediatrician said he doesn't do that. My son needs to see a psychiatrist first. Every psychiatrist in my area and even an hour from here has no appointments until May. He's struggling in school and I don't want it to continue like this until then! Has anyone else had their child diagnosed by a pediatrician or does there always have to be psychiatrist involved to make the final diagnosis and treat?View Thread
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