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How do you get tested for ADHD if inattentive?
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Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics
9 doctors agree
In brief: Carefully
There are no blood tests, labs or medical scans to diagose adhd.
Symptom checklists , rating scales, broadband assessments, and continue performance tests are helpful but not diagnostic.A careful, thorough history, physical exam and clinical observation by a well trained , experienced professional is the correct approach.

In brief: Carefully
There are no blood tests, labs or medical scans to diagose adhd.
Symptom checklists , rating scales, broadband assessments, and continue performance tests are helpful but not diagnostic.A careful, thorough history, physical exam and clinical observation by a well trained , experienced professional is the correct approach.
Dr. Andres R Villar
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Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: See a professional
You can get tested by a number of professionals.
A psychiatrist or psychologist ( pediatrician if below 18 ) can make the diagnosis. There are many different tests available.. Most use what is known as the dsm IV criteria. There are also many self rating scales that can help with making the diagnosis.Your family physician may be willing to test and treat you if needed.

In brief: See a professional
You can get tested by a number of professionals.
A psychiatrist or psychologist ( pediatrician if below 18 ) can make the diagnosis. There are many different tests available.. Most use what is known as the dsm IV criteria. There are also many self rating scales that can help with making the diagnosis.Your family physician may be willing to test and treat you if needed.
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
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Dr. Mary Ann Block
There is no objective test for ADHD. The diagnosis is usually made from a checklist of symptoms. If a medical or educational cause is found for the ADHD symptoms, then ADHD is not the correct diagnoses. Everyone should see a physician who will evaluate for underlying medical and educationl problems which can be treated without psychiatric drugs.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr Block is wrong. There are many neurologic signs for ADHD. ADHD is a neurobiologic disorder with a known pathophysiology. See NIH NIMH or my health files for literature support of my position.
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