Most psychiatrists and paediatricians in Australia, with fellowship training, are able to diagnose and treat ADHD.
However, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Paediatricians, and General Practitioners, while conferring fellowship qualifications in Australia, do not have specific medical tertiary exams or qualification pathways for being deemed as an ADHD ‘qualified medical specialist’.
The training, exposure, supervision and experience in ADHD diagnosis and treatment is lacking in Australian institutions when being trained as a junior doctor. You may consider requesting your current physician or GP for a referral to an ADHD specialist. For seeking a ADHD specialist opinion to clarify and confirm and and all aspects of diagnosis and treatment of ADHD and related disorders. You may seek a second opinion from an ADHD specialist in addition to your ongoing oversight by your ongoing specialist ;