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Do you need a CESD test if you have ADD?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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