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Does the testing for ADHD involve taking an IQ test?
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe
A person with a low IQ may not be diagnosable with adhd.
Often we use psychoeducational testing to assess intellectual ability, attention, memory, iq, language in patients with adhd. This information forms a part of the data base that is used to diagnose adhd.

In brief: Maybe
A person with a low IQ may not be diagnosable with adhd.
Often we use psychoeducational testing to assess intellectual ability, attention, memory, iq, language in patients with adhd. This information forms a part of the data base that is used to diagnose adhd.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
In brief: Iq test
Iq testing is part of any comprehensive psychological testing.

In brief: Iq test
Iq testing is part of any comprehensive psychological testing.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Richard Levenson
Clinical Psychology
In brief: ADHD/IQ
Absolutely. The iq test is the cornerstone of the psychological test battery and in the case of adhd diagnosis, it is critical what symptoms or behaviors the child shows while taking the test - perhaps much more important than the iq score itself!

In brief: ADHD/IQ
Absolutely. The iq test is the cornerstone of the psychological test battery and in the case of adhd diagnosis, it is critical what symptoms or behaviors the child shows while taking the test - perhaps much more important than the iq score itself!
Dr. Richard Levenson
Dr. Richard Levenson
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Dr. Mary Ann Block
General Practice
In brief: No
There is no real testing for adhd.
The diagnosis of adhd is usually made from a checklist of symptoms. Each of these symptoms are actually subjective. There is no blood test for adhd. There are, however, good, objective tests for the underlying causes of adhd symptoms: allergies, nutritional deficiencies and learning problems can cause the symptoms but can be treated without drugs.

In brief: No
There is no real testing for adhd.
The diagnosis of adhd is usually made from a checklist of symptoms. Each of these symptoms are actually subjective. There is no blood test for adhd. There are, however, good, objective tests for the underlying causes of adhd symptoms: allergies, nutritional deficiencies and learning problems can cause the symptoms but can be treated without drugs.
Dr. Mary Ann Block
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
There are several tests done in a thorough evaluation including a psych-ED which does test IQ.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Learning assessment is also helpful. It is a fallcy there is no test for ADHD. see http://asm.sagep
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