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How is ADHD diagnosed in children? How are kids diagnosed with adhd? Is there a test or screening that can tell me for sure if my child has it?
Exclusion first: Before you diagnose adhd you must exclude a long list of other problems. The screening test is here http://www.Adhdoractivechild.Com/adhd-test but excluding the other problems that can look like adhd is an entirely different story. What are your child's symptoms? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Before I adopt a child is there a way to test a 1 or 2 year old for ADHD like with a cat scan, MRI or any other way?
Before I adopt a child, is there a way to test a 2 year old for ADHD or other brain problems with a cat scan, mri, or any other way?
Probably not: Age 2 is far too young to be able to test for many of the disorders of concern to you, and scans are not going to help. Infant psychologists can estimate overall intelligence and functioning at this age, but that may be affected by the child's circumstances before adoption. They can pick up current problems but are not apt to be great at predicting future ones such as adhd. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What else is there to do when you have a child with adhd, and you don't want the child to take medication?
Change lifestyle: Provide structure at all times, firm and loving limit setting, break down commands to single ones, modify his diet, avoid sugary drinks and snacks, processed foods and food colorings. You may want to try omegas and never neglect therapy, behavior modification and time management skills. You need the guidance of teachers, therapists and nutritionists. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: It can be complicated diagnosing adhd in adults who did not have that diagnosis as a child, but it certain does happen, especially so-called inattentive adhd. On the other hand, it is important to get a thorough assessment, because other disorders such as depression and anxiety that are more common in adults sometimes create symptoms that mimic adhd. Start with a good, thorough assessment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
30-65% chance: Longitudinal studies lasting more than 20 years have shown that adhd resolves in about 35% of children. But if stimulant treatement is started before 7 yo, the risk of persisting into adulthood drops to 35%. In other words, if treatment is started early, instead of a 65% chance of still having adhd in adulthood, the risk drops to 35%. Good reason to treat early. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, if not treated: The best thing you can do as a parent of an add child is to treat it. The treatment, medication and behavior retraining is effective. So effective, in fact, that often it can erased the handicap and brings the child up to the level of his peers. Not treated, add can scar a child for life. Not sure if your child has add? Get him/her tested. Better safe than sorry! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Context From the CDC: A child in the southeast usa is much more likely than one in the southwest us (or in europe, for ex.) 2be diagnosed w/adhd &/or be prescribed meds 4it. Recent cdc statistics on adhd in usa worth knowing: http://1.Usa.Gov/gzerk also, as noted, kids w/ medicaid health coverage are much more likely 2 be diagnosed w/adhd + given meds 4it than kids who have (a) private insurance or (b) no insurance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Get an opinion : First step is to discuss your child's symptoms with your pediatrician. If she has the cardinal symptoms-inattention, impulsivity, distractibility, disorganization, hyperactivity, academic failure, behavioral problems-then a thorough neurodevelopmental assessment could determine the cause. Your pediatrician can guide you here. Adhd is a significant neurobiological disorder that should be addressed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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