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Add Test For Kids
Great question : Add is a neurobiological condition that has neurological signs. Like many conditions, questionnaires are used initially, but these are not definitive. The neurodevelopmental examination detects signs & findings typical of add such as synkinesia, abnormal eye movements, dyskinesia, poor working memory, temporal sequential problems, mixed dominance, disordered handwriting, impulsivity, poor saliency. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No test: The diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is by history. There is no test that shows whether or not you have it. If there are a sufficient number of symptoms of attention deficit or of hyperactivity-impulsivity which cause problems, have been present since early childhood (before age 7), and there is no other clear cause, then you have attention deficit. ...Read more
They can: Psychologists and educational psychologist both are trained in the kinds of testing typically used for diagnosing adhd. However, part of diagnosing mental disorders in general is still an art, so having someone with experience with a specific disorder such as adhd can be a reall advantage both for diagnosis and for getting the most useful information about next steps in terms of treatment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
ADD is testable : We look for symptoms & signs consistent with add. These include disorganization, poor interpersonal relationships, financial mismanagement, procrastination, disrupted executive cortical management, poor attention, impulsivity, interpersonal relationship problems, drug abuse, poor employment performance; among many others. We test for these signs in the exam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Can certainly be looked for in adults. Would need to be assessed by the appropriate type of provider. I am unfortunately not aware of Canadian policies. According to DSM 5. Needing to have various types of symptoms consistent before a certain age in various environments and continuing to be seen and interfering while also ruling out other potential causes. (Symptoms can be found online, asrs ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No studies yet: Deplin has not yet been studied in children with adhd, so we don't know the answer to this question. A clinical trial at nih is planned for adults with adhd, though. They plan to use deplin along with oros-methylphenidate -- but results will be some time in coming since they're only at the recruitment phase now. Sorry! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, tests exist but: No one "test" is determinative. An experienced mental health expert may or may not even utilize a proprietary "test". Adults can easily be evaluated. Such an evaluation includes a thorough history &discussion with the expert, who then can employ 1 or more tests, or not, to provide additional info. In the end, the evaluator should use tests with which he/she has confidence. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not sure of question: How useful are home tests for what? If you are asking about whether the home tests are useful in seeing if illegal substances are present in your urine, i wouldn't bet my job on it. Many employers use tests that are much more sensitive than most of the "home tests" in determining presence of banned/illegal substances. Better you stop using than trying to avoid detection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I would like to know if 30 ml Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) comes up positive on a home urine drug test. He takes it daily for add or should I look for other reasons ?
It depends: It is sometimes difficult to determine adhd in younger children. I get concerned when a child is having more trouble with attention than others in their age group, having trouble learning, and having problems at home and school (not just in one setting). See your pediatrician to talk about your concerns. The first steps are frequently some behavior modifications which your doctor can recommend. ...Read more
I don't think...: ...You should be asking this question of people who have never seen the child. Get second, third, fifteenth opinion if you want, but get it from people who have at least some basis for advising you. Every kid is different; even doctors who really don't like giving stimulants to children this young will see one who would really benefit, every once in a while. ...Read more
Pediatrics: if three year old tests positive w rapid strep would you perscribe antibiotics?
How accurate is rapid strep? Pediatricians only please.
Should one be looking for autism symptoms in add kids anyway, since there's no fix for the autism part?
That won't work.: There is something called "state dependent learning", which refers to the fact that you only retain what you learn in the same state in which you learned it. My question would be is it possible that you also have attention deficit disorder? Why not make your own appointment for a psychiatric evaluation? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not all doctors givehpv tests withpaps& docs wait til age 30 for hpvtesting why?Why 30!if have high grade at age30 how would you treat that 30yearold?
After trying for a child for a year with using ovulation tests we still aren't pregnant. What can we do?
Testing: Your child will need to have a comprehensive history taking, physical exam, and specific psychological testing that will help in the diagnosis of bipolar disorder. There may be other disorders that are present and can be established during this evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers