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Attention Defecate Disorder treatment

Hi, my partner went the other day to a psychologist because he thought he may have ADD. The psychologist agreed that she thought he had ADD and also OCD.. The problem is that this one session was free through a job agency and we dont know where to go from here because we know he needs some serious help of some kind but cant afford sessions with a psychiatrist.
Does a normal GP have the authority to prescribe ADD/OCD medication without referring my partner to a psychiatrist ( because he has had a session with a psychologist )
Please help, what can we do. My partner is slowly giving up on life.......
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replied March 16th, 2008
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I'm sorry to hear that your partner is having a rough time. My next door neighbor's son has ADD and I know for a fact that she took him to a regular md. The md prescribed his medication and is monitoring him. As for the ocd, I know that sometimes they treat that with anti-depressants. And a regular md can prescribe anti-depressants.
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replied March 16th, 2008
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Both of these disorder can be diagnosed and treated by a gp. My pediatrician diagnosed and treated my son for ADHD.
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replied March 17th, 2008
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Probably, yes. But medication is really not the best treatment for OCD. (Or sometimes for ADHD either)

Are there any services you can take advantage of through your state? I think it's worth checking in to.
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replied January 27th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
It depends upon the rules & regulation of the country. If a patient is already on ADHD/OCD treatment then general practitioner can prescribe it.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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replied March 14th, 2019
It's good to know that gp and md can also be a help. We also can't afford for a psych.
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