Adult ADHD: When to refer to a specialist
Unfortunately, finding someone who specializes in adult ADHD is often difficult or impossible, depending on where your practice is. Few psychiatrists understand or specialize in this condition, which means that treatment is most often carried out in primary care. However, this is slowly changing.
Consider making a referral when the patient has:
- comorbid conditions that require multiple medications to treat
- complicated medical problems that may require a multi-specialty approach, although the primary care may be useful in co-ordinating treatment