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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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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more


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How accurate are adult ADHD tests?

How accurate are adult ADHD tests?

Not determinative: No add "test" is determinative, either for kids or adults. 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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I think I have adult adhd, what's the best online test?

I think I have adult adhd, what's the best online test?

No Single Test 4 Dx: Many people don't realize that there's no specific test that confirms diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (w/ or w/out hyperactivity). Important 2 rule out difficulties associated w/same symptoms of adhd, incl. Medical conditions, depression, anxiety, etc. Adhd can also be diagnosed in conjunction w/other conditions. 4 mayo clinic on adult adhd see http://mayocl.In/o69pd0. ...Read more

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I think I have ADHD but was never followed by one dr when i was young so there is no history on me. Is there another way to test for adult adhd?

I think I have ADHD but was never followed by one dr when i was young so there is no history on me. Is there another way to test for adult adhd?

ADHD can be assessed: Using psychological tests or a simple inventory ( connor's inventory) or by a clinical interview with a psychologist. If you want special assistance in a college program you need psyche testing. Otherwise you can do a less formal evaluation. With a psychologist's recommendation a physician could put you on a trial of medication. ...Read more

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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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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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Is there a specific way for testing adults with adhd? I know some doctors, psychologists, and psychiatristsdon't take insurance for tests that involve extensive work ups. What's the basic test and what could people avoid so they save money?

Is there a specific way for testing adults with adhd? I know some doctors, psychologists, and psychiatristsdon't take insurance for tests that involve extensive work ups. What's the basic test and what could people avoid so they save money?

Neuropsych testing: Since there is no one test that is always sensitive, it can be misleading to see claims that a specific test can or cannot rule out adhd. Carefull history, current and retrospective inventories of symptoms and combinations and patterns on neuropsychological tesing is your best bet if you want to be certain about a diagnosis that is presumed lifelong and has lots of possible comorbid problems. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be diagnosed with p.T.S.D and adult adhd? Even though I have never been diagnosed with adhd?

Is it possible to be diagnosed with p.T.S.D and adult adhd?  Even though I have never been diagnosed with adhd?

YES, and...: Agree w/drs. Fowler & zimmerman. Just adding: sometimes adhd is missed in childhood b/c the person works hard to compensate for/hide symptoms. Onset of another illness (eg ptsd, depression, etc.) on top of baseline adhd then makes it even harder to compensate for pre-existing adhd, so the 2nd disorder comes w/its own symptoms, while also unmasking the hidden adhd & both diagnoses become apparent. ...Read more

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Are those afflicted with ADHD classified as a 'vulnerable adult'? This is in regard to the 22 year-old grandson of a close family friend who has adhd.Two years ago, two adult men in their late 40's had asked him to move in with them. They immediately bega

Unfamiliar term: Not sure of the context of "vulnerable adult" as a specific label. Certainly, adhd that lasts into adulthood is associaated with a wide range of increased risk for bad outcomes, and certain individuals with adhd retain a social immaturity that might make it easier for others to prey upon them. However, that is far from universal and more related to immaturity than adhd per se. ...Read more

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How is ADHD Test done ?

ADHD is diagnosed by: clinical criteria of 6/9 or > significant symptoms of Inattention +/- Hyperactivity /Impulsivity that caused harmful dysfunction at home & school for 6 mos. or > by age 10, even if ADHD-Primarily Inattentive Type was not diagnosed in childhood. There are no biological markers; neuropsychological deficits found in people with ADHD are also found in people with other Neurodevelopmental Disorders. ...Read more

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