It is important to ultimately gaining control over symptoms that wreak havoc in your life, personally and professionally. Finding a qualified mental health professional Finding a clinician that is especially familiar with ADHD is key to a good diagnosis. Seeking out hospital and University Centers, gaining referrals from your doctor, or getting suggestions from support group members are all ways to start your search. Don't be discouraged if you have to look outside your home town to find someone that meets these qualifications. This manual provides symptoms which the doctor will be looking for in their diagnosis. Patient interview The clinician will review the diagnostic criteria and determine if any apply to the individual.