At Done, we want to make sure each and every one of our patients gets top-notch care for their ADHD. For us, that means working with board-certified  clinicians who have studied and treated ADHD . These professionals offer the ultimate combination of expertise and experience to ensure great outcomes for Done patients. Learn more about why we decided to work with these board-certified clinicians and what you can expect when you partner with Done for ADHD treatment.

What Is a Board-Certified Clinician?

When you choose a healthcare provider, their credentials might not be the first thing on your mind. You probably assume that the medical professional you select will have the training needed to diagnose and treat you, especially considering how much time doctors have to spend on education and training before earning their title.

However, ADHD is a complex condition, and further training is typically necessary to diagnose and treat it. The best way to achieve this level of expertise is to specialize in psychiatry. This requires additional training for a specific area of medicine. It's an optional step that some physicians choose to complete in order to advance their knowledge and clinical skills in a certain specialty and provide the very best level of care to their patients.

Once that additional training has been completed, the clinician can become board eligible . This is the highest level of accreditation within their specialty, so if a clinician is board-certified, you know they've undergone advanced training within that area of medicine.

Clinicians must pass a rigorous test in order to earn board certification in their specialty. They may also choose to pursue subspecialty board certification as well. For example, a psychiatrist might want to test for board certification in the subspecialty of child and adolescent psychiatry or neurodevelopmental disabilities.

Psychiatry and ADHD

When it comes to the treatment of ADHD, it's best to work with a board-certified psychiatric clinician for a number of reasons. Most importantly, these providers have the training needed to provide expert care for ADHD. Psychiatrists today often treat many patients with ADHD, which helps them to better recognize and diagnose the condition and provide treatments based on the most up-to-date research.

Another reason that psychiatrists are better prepared to help those with ADHD is that they have completed extensive training in differential diagnosis. This means that they're skilled at considering all possible conditions that could be causing a patient's symptoms. This is especially important with ADHD since the symptoms can overlap with a number of other psychiatric conditions, including anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. Being able to differentiate ADHD from these disorders is critical since it has a significant impact on how a patient is treated, and it's often the most difficult part of making an ADHD diagnosis in adults.

It's also important to work with a psychiatrist for ADHD because they are fully aware of the distinct ways in which the condition presents in children and adults. Unfortunately, stigma and misconceptions about ADHD continue to persist, even within the medical profession. Doctors who do not specialize in psychiatry may associate ADHD with the symptoms most often seen in children, but adult ADHD often leads to different types of symptoms. By choosing a board-certified psychiatrist, you're more likely to receive the best care possible for your ADHD.

Why We Work with Board-Certified Psychiatry Clinicians at Done

Our goal at Done is to provide convenient and accessible care from ADHD experts. As a result, we've chosen to partner exclusively with board-certified psychiatric  clinicians with experience and training in diagnosing and treating ADHD. While there are many talented psychiatrists, not all have spent much time working with ADHD patients. We recognize the importance of working with professionals who have a specific interest and advanced knowledge when it comes to helping patients with ADHD.

The process at Done starts with a simple online assessment which only takes a minute or two to complete. If you're a good fit for our telehealth services, you'll be paired up with one of our board-certified providers for your  appointment. This gives you one-on-one time to discuss your symptoms and concerns with a medical profession who has high-level expertise in ADHD.

If you receive a diagnosis, that same provider will work with you to come up with a treatment plan and provide a prescription that's suited to your unique needs. Done members will continue to receive ongoing care from their board-certified psychiatrist, which includes regular prescription refills and, if necessary, adjustments to your medication type and dosage to get the best results.

ADHD is a condition that affects someone's life day in and day out. It doesn't just turn off when you need it to or go away on its own. Instead, it requires careful management with the help of a healthcare professional. When you choose Done, you can rest assured that you'll work with clinicians who have the knowledge and experience to provide you with high-quality ADHD care.