Quiz: Evaluating ADHD Myths

Question 1 of 10

Although the name ADHD is a relatively new term, references to behaviors typical of children with ADHD have been around for many years. The first description of a child with ADHD was in:

A1956
B1845
C1902
D1937
A1956
B1845
C1902
D1937
NEXT
Question 2 of 10

Although the exact cause of ADHD is not known, sugar, food coloring and other additives play a major role in children developing symptoms of ADHD.

ATrue
BFalse
ATrue
BFalse
NEXT
Question 3 of 10

ADHD is diagnosed through:

AAll of the above
BA Blood Test
CBehavior Checlist Completed By Parents and Teachers
DX-Rays/Scans of the Brain
AAll of the above
BA Blood Test
CBehavior Checlist Completed By Parents and Teachers
DX-Rays/Scans of the Brain
NEXT
Question 4 of 10

ADHD is considered a real disorder by most of the medical community. However, some people deny that it’s existence. One of the reasons people believe it is a made up disorder is:

AThey believe doctors and pharma companies made it up as a marketing gimmick
BThey believe that people would rather have a disorder than take responsibility for actions
CAll of these
DThey do not believe in psychiatric medicine
AThey believe doctors and pharma companies made it up as a marketing gimmick
BThey believe that people would rather have a disorder than take responsibility for actions
CAll of these
DThey do not believe in psychiatric medicine
NEXT
Question 5 of 10

The number of prescriptions written for stimulant medication to treat ADHD has increased dramatically over the past twenty years.  The reason for this is:

ADoctors prefer to treat children with ADHD with medication before trying behavioral strategies
BDoctors write prescriptions for children without thorough examinations.
CParents and teachers are happier when problem children are on medication.
DDoctors are better able to diagnose ADHD because of increased knowledge and understanding of the disorder.
ADoctors prefer to treat children with ADHD with medication before trying behavioral strategies
BDoctors write prescriptions for children without thorough examinations.
CParents and teachers are happier when problem children are on medication.
DDoctors are better able to diagnose ADHD because of increased knowledge and understanding of the disorder.
NEXT
Question 6 of 10

Although the exact causes of ADHD are unknown, the following are all considered to possible causes, except:

AChemical imbalance in the brain
BPoor parenting skills
CGenetic factors
DSmoking during pregnancy
AChemical imbalance in the brain
BPoor parenting skills
CGenetic factors
DSmoking during pregnancy
NEXT
Question 7 of 10

When parents seek medical help for their children’s ADHD, they often do it because:

AThey are seeking answers for heavioral and academic problems their children may be having
BThey want to be able to excuse bad behavior
CThey want to give their children medication to keep quiet
DThey would prefer their child be labeled with a disorder than "bad"
AThey are seeking answers for heavioral and academic problems their children may be having
BThey want to be able to excuse bad behavior
CThey want to give their children medication to keep quiet
DThey would prefer their child be labeled with a disorder than "bad"
NEXT
Question 8 of 10

ADHD, and the treatment for it, including medication, is one of the most researched disorders of all times. Medication has been found to be safe and effective in treating ADHD. Some of the ways medication helps are:

AAll of these reasons
BMedication helps children to succeed in school
CChildren that receive treatments for ADHD are not as likely to have a substance-abuse problem later in life
DMedication can help in social situations
AAll of these reasons
BMedication helps children to succeed in school
CChildren that receive treatments for ADHD are not as likely to have a substance-abuse problem later in life
DMedication can help in social situations
NEXT
Question 9 of 10

Girls and boys are both diagnosed with ADHD at the same rate.

ATrue
BFalse
ATrue
BFalse
NEXT
Question 10 of 10

The number of children and adults diagnosed with ADD/ADHD has increased over the past 20 years.  The reasons for this include all the following, except:

ASpecial education laws have made it possible for children with ADD/ADHD to receive accommodations at school.
BPublic awareness and media attention have increased awareness and knowledge of ADD/ADHD. Special education laws made it possible for children with ADD/ADHD to receive accommodations.
CDoctors and pharmaceutical companies make more money when more people are diagnosed with ADD or ADHD.
DThe diagnosis of ADD was added to the DSM-IV
ASpecial education laws have made it possible for children with ADD/ADHD to receive accommodations at school.
BPublic awareness and media attention have increased awareness and knowledge of ADD/ADHD. Special education laws made it possible for children with ADD/ADHD to receive accommodations.
CDoctors and pharmaceutical companies make more money when more people are diagnosed with ADD or ADHD.
DThe diagnosis of ADD was added to the DSM-IV
NEXT
Complete all questions to see your results