There is no single test to diagnose ADHD. A doctor will make a diagnosis based on a physical exam, history of behavior, and specific symptoms. Your cihlds pediatrician may refer you to a mental health professional who is experienced in childhood disorders such as ADHD.
History of Behavior. The doctor will ask for a detailed history of the childs behavior. Parents should describe specific problems encountered during the childs development, family history of...Read more
In the past, when speaking with parents of children with ADHD, many said they knew something was different about their child long before he... Read more »
For children with ADHD, just the thought of taking a test can create fear and worry. Although ADHD is not a learning disability, students... Read more »
Medication is an effective treatment for the symptoms of ADHD. Commonly prescribed medications include: Ritalin, Concerta, Adderall, Dexedrine and... Read more »
When a child enters first grade, he/she has his/her first experience with needing to sit still, pay attention for extended periods of time, homework... Read more »