View Full Version : Do I need to be referred by a doctor to see a psychologist?


mimes74
10-24-15, 11:21 PM
I had a check for blood test, and urine and etc. A physician said they will check my test to see where I go. How does these test tie in with what's going on with my head?

namazu
10-24-15, 11:27 PM
Doctors like to check for other problems, such as blood sugar issues, thyroid problems, vitamin/mineral deficiencies, and other medical issues that could mimic some of the symptoms of ADHD or make your symptoms worse.

(They may also want to check if you are using substances like cannabis.)


Depending on your health care plan (if you have a health care plan), you may need a referral. With other plans (or if you don't have a plan at all), then you can see a psychiatrist without a referral from a general doctor. Check your insurance benefit booklet (or call the insurance company) to check the details.