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How can I assess for adhd?

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Dr. Alan Cohen
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: ADHD

Diagnosis is made on a clinical basis.
There are some very good structured clinical interview forms available that ask lots of pertinent questions and have rating scales. Seeing a psychiatrist known for assessing adhd is important. That md should provide the tests. No lab test can diagnose adhd.

In brief: ADHD

Diagnosis is made on a clinical basis.
There are some very good structured clinical interview forms available that ask lots of pertinent questions and have rating scales. Seeing a psychiatrist known for assessing adhd is important. That md should provide the tests. No lab test can diagnose adhd.
Dr. Alan Cohen
Dr. Alan Cohen
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Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Gosh, ive had insurance hmo idiots in the past tell me all that was needed was watching in the waiting room. Assessments vary from history checklists, to much more formal and comprehensive pediatric neuropsychological assessments that also assess co-existing learning disorders, memory and executive functions: see http://www.
Adhdassessment.Com.

In brief: Depends

Gosh, ive had insurance hmo idiots in the past tell me all that was needed was watching in the waiting room. Assessments vary from history checklists, to much more formal and comprehensive pediatric neuropsychological assessments that also assess co-existing learning disorders, memory and executive functions: see http://www.
Adhdassessment.Com.
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Dr. Ernest Bordini
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Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Find a professional

Find a good psychologist or psychiatrist with lots of experiance with children.
They will be familiar with the apa dsm IV diagnostic criteria for adhd. By gathering information form the parents and the teachers and observing and talking to the child the professional can make a determination.

In brief: Find a professional

Find a good psychologist or psychiatrist with lots of experiance with children.
They will be familiar with the apa dsm IV diagnostic criteria for adhd. By gathering information form the parents and the teachers and observing and talking to the child the professional can make a determination.
Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
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