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Evaluation and Diagnosis of ADD/ADHD

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Evaluation and Diagnostic process for ADD/ADHD, you will find it here. Read on to learn more about how to get started, what to expect, questions to ask, information to have available, and how a diagnosis is made.

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Evaluation Process: What to Expect
Lots of information must be gathered in order for your physician or mental health professional to make the diagnosis of ADHD. Read on to learn about what to expect, questions to ask, and information to have available.

Evaluation and Diagnosis of ADD/ADHD
An abundance of information must be gathered in order for a doctor or mental health professional to make the diagnosis of ADHD. Evaluation often involves clinical interviews, behavior checklists, observation, as well as psychological and educational testing. A physical exam may be required. A complete family medical history is also helpful....

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A Diagnosis of ADHD requires that an individual meet the criteria requirements listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).

Identifying Coexisting Conditions
When diagnosing ADHD it is important to sort out and identify all underlying problems or coexisting conditions. The best way to do this is through careful observation and evaluation by a well qualified professional.

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