How Can I Get a Second or Third Opinion? +
Q: We are struggling to find a child psychiatrists/team to work with our son and give us a proper diagnosis. We have seen two psychatrists who have totally disagreed with each other’s diagnosis and have prescribed different medications. We are struggling with the system and just want some timely help. Are there private child/adolescent psychiatry practices we can seek out?
A: Yes, there are people who work in private practice as well as clinics. However, our recommendation before heading down this road would be to return to your GP and explore some additional referrals with them. In our experience, it's most often a treatment/process issue that is needing to be worked though rather than simply offering another name or two. It is very uncommon to be seen by two psychiatrists that would differ so dramatically in diagnosis, which suggests that they are not in the same program.