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Complications in Diagnosis

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Due to the varying nature of ADHD, not all patients will have exactly the same symptoms.  Unfortunately, there is no blood test or brain imaging exam that can diagnose the condition.  Thus, ADHD is only diagnosed through a series of exams, many of which may be different from one evaluator to another.  Perceptions exist that ADHD is either overdiagnosed or may not exist at all.

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