of Vancouver Area Doctors, Psychiatrists and Psychologists
that have been Known to Diagnose & Treat the Symptoms
of ADD / ADHD
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A common complaint I hear from local adults with ADD / ADHD is that it's hard to find
someone who in familiar enough about ADHD to be able to diagnose the symptoms of
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Also, it's even harder to find someone that uses medication or therapy as treatment
for ADHD. Often those that are familiar enough only deal with children and
adolescents, and do not diagnose or treat adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity
As an Adult ADHD coach, I can help adults with ADHD develop self awareness around ADHD
and learn the practical day to day skills of managing ADHD at work or at home. But I
don't treat the co-existing conditions that ADHD adults often have, i.e., depression,
anxiety, bipolar, OCD, substance abuse, eating disorders etc. I need to refer them to
medical professionals such as doctors, psychiatrists and psychologists that know those conditions AND ADHD. And there's not enough of
ADHD is the #2 Genetically Inherited Condition after Height. If a Child Has it, the Parents Should be Screened for it.
I've compiled a list of doctors, psychiatrists and psychologists in the Vancouver, BC area who have been known to
diagnose and/or treat the symptoms of attention deficit disorder with medication
and/or therapy. This list has been compiled from the members of the Vancouver Adult
ADD Support Group, CHADD Vancouver, and other sources. Doctors and psychiatrists can prescribe ADHD medication while psychologists can not.
This list is Not a recommendation or referral of providers. Please do your due diligence. It is merely a list of some people who are known to have diagnosed and/or
treated people with ADD.
As with coaching or any other profession, someone that may be great for someone else
may not be great for you. Make sure you're comfortable with the person you choose.
Ask the questions you need to ask. Don't be shy, they're there to help you, not the
other way around.
Please email me for the list.
com and put "Please email me a list of people that diagnose and treat ADD in the
Vancouver area" in the subject line
If you know of any doctors, psychiatrists and psychologists in the Vancouver region that are able to
diagnose the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivty disorder in adults or children or who is
knowledgeable enough to medically or psychologically treat people with ADHD, please
let me know so I can add them to the list.
The following 2 paragraphs are from the University of Delaware's ADHD documentation guidelines for the diagnosing professional pdf
Diagnosing Professionals’ Credentials
The following professionals are generally considered qualified to evaluate and
diagnose ADHD as long as they have comprehensive training in the differential
diagnosis of ADHD and direct experience with an adolescent or adult ADHD population:
· Licensed/certified psychologist
· Certified school psychologist in the student’s
· Qualified medical specialist (e.g., psychiatrist, neuropsychiatrist,
developmental pediatrician, neurologist or other relevantly trained medical doctor
certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties i.e., family doctor)
· Licensed Clinical Social Worker
If you do have ADHD and you do want one on one personalized help in dealing with the
practical day to aspects of living with ADHD at work and at home, you might to look at what the ADHD experts say about Adult ADHD coaching.