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How do they test for add and adhd?

How do they test for add and adhd?

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 more

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What are tests for add for adults?

What are tests for add for adults?

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

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Do psychologists test for adhd?

Do psychologists test for adhd?

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 more

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How does a doctor test for ADHD on older adults?

How does a doctor test for ADHD on older adults?

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 more

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Can adults check for ADHD?

Can adults check for ADHD?

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 more

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Does deplin work for ADHD in kids?

Does deplin work for ADHD in kids?

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 more

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Do the tests for ADHD include adults?

Do the tests for ADHD include adults?

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 more

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Have to submit a urinalysis for a job. How useful are at home tests?

Have to submit a urinalysis for a job. How useful are at home tests?

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 more

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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 ?

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 ?

See below: Yes that Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) dose should show up positive. The answer depends a bit on the test being used and doesn't rule out other contributors to a positive drug test. ...Read more

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Are adult add and ADHD tests requested by a psychatrist expensive or no ?

Are adult add and ADHD tests requested by a psychatrist expensive or no ?

Ask!: Ask the psychiatrist how much therapy, testing, and other interventions will cost. It may be less expensive than the consequences of living with untreated adhd. ...Read more

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When is it good to test for add or ADHD in a 4 yr old?

When is it good to test for add or ADHD in a 4 yr old?

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

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How do doctors test for bipolar in young teens?

How do doctors test for bipolar in young teens?

Evaluation: Evaluation would include interview of patient and parents. Observation ; work up to rule out problems with drugs, alcohol or underlying medical issues. ...Read more

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Should i give or not give 7 years old kid with ADHD ADHD medicine ?

Should i give or not  give 7 years old kid with ADHD ADHD medicine ?

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

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Does gfcf diet work for autistic kids?

Does gfcf diet work for autistic kids?

No..: ..A trial of the diet at the university of rochester in 2010 showed that it did not help autistic children compared to a regular diet. ...Read more

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Should one be looking for autism symptoms in add kids anyway, since there's no fix for the autism part?

Should one be looking for autism symptoms in add kids anyway, since there's no fix for the autism part?

Yes: Though there is no cure for autism, recognition can lead to appropriate treatment planning, behavioral management and the recruitment of resources that might be helpful in school. ...Read more

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Want better grades. Kid brother takes adderal. Could I use that to study for exams?

Want better grades. Kid brother takes adderal. Could I use that to study for exams?

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 more

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After trying for a child for a year with using ovulation tests we still aren't pregnant. What can we do?

After trying for a child for a year with using ovulation tests we still aren't pregnant. What can we do?

See Ob/Gyn...: If you are ovulating and still aren't pregnant after a year of "trying," its time to see an Ob/Gyn or fertility specialist and find out why you are having difficulty. There aren't many more things you can do at home. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How do you test for bipolar disorder in a child?

How do you test for bipolar disorder in a child?

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 more

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