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Online Test For Add
I think that I'm suffering with depression I've noticed all the symptoms and done an online test and it all adds up I don't know what to do I'm 17 ?
Depression: Depression is a very common disease and like any other disease is treatable . Self assessment can be done using Patient health Questionnaire ( PHQ-9 ). Depression can be secondary to thyroid problems or side affects of drugs. Depression can be easily treated by GP by antidepressant medications or by counselling . If someone has thoughts of hurting themselves or anyone else they should call 111 . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnostic criteria : of ADHD -Primarily Inattentive Type = onset before age 10 of significant symptoms of inattention that cause harmful dysfunction at home & school or work for 6 mos. or >. Males often have ADHD-Combined Type in childhood, with significant hyperactivity/impulsivity, as well. 70% of cases of ADHD have comorbid ODD, anxiety, depression &/or learning disorders. The CES-D screens only for depression. ...Read more
I took the online pregnacy indacator n it said i was pregnate the test was suppose to be accurate ?
Surveys: It often starts with forms that ask questions about problems with attention, hyperactivity and impulsivity (core ahd symptoms). Most ask you to rate each symptom (1-4 or 5), to get an idea of severity. Usually you give forms to people from different environments (home, work, school) since part of the criteria is that the symptoms occur in at least 2 places. Then you discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No.... But: There are no official online tests from the government or aap recognized websites for the diagnosis of adhd. It's diagnosed predominately from careful history taking and in-office observation. However, there are questionnaires available online that can assist your doctor in making the diagnosis. One of the more widely used is the nichq vanderbilt which has parent and teacher versions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Observation: There are no blood tests or imaging studies that have consistantly been proven to be valid in diagnosis.The only way is to use questionnaires such as the connor's or vanderbilt forms filled by people who have exposure and observation of the individual and discussing with your doctor. ...Read more
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
Mismeasure: Iq isn't worth measuring. The old tests were a good estimate of future academic performance, little else. Who cares? Steve gould's "mismeasure of man" is a good read about this old fad. Focus on working hard ; working smart in a complicated world where no two people have the same natural talents and many types of intelligence bring rewards. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer