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How do I know if I have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?
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Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry
8 doctors agree
In brief: Qualified Clinician
There's no definitive diagnostic test for adhd — no blood analysis, no brain scan, no genetic screen — so it's not easy to tell whether a child or an adult has the disorder. A good clinical evaluation performed by a qualified individual such as a pediatrician, psychiatrist or psychologist is essential.
Psychological testing can be beneficial in making this diagnosis. Start with your primary md.

In brief: Qualified Clinician
There's no definitive diagnostic test for adhd — no blood analysis, no brain scan, no genetic screen — so it's not easy to tell whether a child or an adult has the disorder. A good clinical evaluation performed by a qualified individual such as a pediatrician, psychiatrist or psychologist is essential.
Psychological testing can be beneficial in making this diagnosis. Start with your primary md.
Dr. Robert Woods
Dr. Robert Woods
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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: See Expereience Dr.
There are many online screening questions online that you can take to screen yourself.
See a physician who has experience in diagnosising and treating adhd.

In brief: See Expereience Dr.
There are many online screening questions online that you can take to screen yourself.
See a physician who has experience in diagnosising and treating adhd.
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
In brief: Significant symptoms
of ADHD-Primarily Inattentive Type, the type of this neurodevelopmental disorder, more common in adults, cause harmful dysfunction at school/work & home in academics, peer interaction & behavior, began before age 10 & have lasted > 6 mos.
School-age symptoms may have been -Combined Type, with Inattention & Hyperactivity/Impulsivity. Seek psychiatric & (neuro) psychological evaluations for dx.

In brief: Significant symptoms
of ADHD-Primarily Inattentive Type, the type of this neurodevelopmental disorder, more common in adults, cause harmful dysfunction at school/work & home in academics, peer interaction & behavior, began before age 10 & have lasted > 6 mos.
School-age symptoms may have been -Combined Type, with Inattention & Hyperactivity/Impulsivity. Seek psychiatric & (neuro) psychological evaluations for dx.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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