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What are some good online tests for add/adhd?

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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: None

Adhd is a clinical diagnosis.
There is no test for this disorder, not online, not in the doctor's office.

In brief: None

Adhd is a clinical diagnosis.
There is no test for this disorder, not online, not in the doctor's office.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
True, there are no biological markers in clinical use. However, there are well-validated, standardized parent & teacher checklists to use along with an accurate history. Neurological " subtle signs" not specific to ADHD are found on neurodevelopmental exam in many children with one of the 3 types of ADHD.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: CHADD

The online "tests" for add are really questionnaires that screen for it.
The only sure way to be tested for adhd is to undergo a neurodevelomental evaluation by a well trained doctor. If you fill out an online add test that indicates you may have it, consult your doctor for confirmation and referral to a specialist who deals with this every day. See chadd.Org for further information.

In brief: CHADD

The online "tests" for add are really questionnaires that screen for it.
The only sure way to be tested for adhd is to undergo a neurodevelomental evaluation by a well trained doctor. If you fill out an online add test that indicates you may have it, consult your doctor for confirmation and referral to a specialist who deals with this every day. See chadd.Org for further information.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Thank you, Dr. E. There are online screening tests for kids & adults, but no diagnostic assessment tools. Screening tests help determine which people need an assessment....for some disorder, since all that wiggles is not ADHD.
Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: CDC's ADHD page

http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/diagnosis.
html it gives a list of the diagnostic criteria for adhd. Most of the paper tests that we use put numbers to each of those criteria in order to determine severity. This is a decent online test, but it isn't complete:. http://pediatrics.about.com/cs/adhd/l/bl_adhd_quiz.htm if you combine it with the cdc page it would be fairly accurate.

In brief: CDC's ADHD page

http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/diagnosis.
html it gives a list of the diagnostic criteria for adhd. Most of the paper tests that we use put numbers to each of those criteria in order to determine severity. This is a decent online test, but it isn't complete:. http://pediatrics.about.com/cs/adhd/l/bl_adhd_quiz.htm if you combine it with the cdc page it would be fairly accurate.
Dr. Thomas Seck
Dr. Thomas Seck
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
....as a screening tool, not a diagnostic assessment. Some day, hopefully within a decade, genetic testing will not only confirm the clinical diagnosis in many patients, but will help us know the most effective medications for each patient.
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