When you think your child may have strep throat or the flu, you take them to the doctor. After completing some laboratory tests, the doctor will let you know what condition your child has and how to treat it. However, with ADHD there is no blood test or any other simple test to show whether or not ADHD is present.
The diagnosis of ADHD is based on questionnaires completed by the patient (if they are old enough), the parents, other caregivers and teachers. Based on the results of the...Read more
A while back, I was asked if medications for ADHD would prevent someone from being able to give blood. After some research, I can say the... Read more »
Wide arrays of symptoms indicate the presence of ADHD. A common ADHD symptom is the difficulty or inability to sustain attention. Other symptoms... Read more »
A questionnaire by researcher C.R. Cloninger and colleagues is useful in clinical practice to detect personality disorders (PDs) among patients who... Read more »
A questionnaire for grading pain, the chronic pain grade questionnaire (CPG), was established several years ago before the publication of the World... Read more »
With the ever increasing number of people living with chronic pain, it still appears that those who have chronic pain aren't always taken seriously... Read more »