A reliable diagnosis of ADHD can be made with well-tested diagnostic interview methods.
Diagnosis is based on history and visible behaviors in the child's normal environment. A doctor making a diagnosis should ask for input from the child, parents, teachers, and other health care providers. The doctor will collect information on a thorough history about the symptoms, and on the medical, developmental, school, psychosocial, and family histories.
He or she also will consider other causes for the problem, and review other conditions that could be present. It is helpful to find out what has prompted the request for evaluation and how the problems had been approached in the past. At this time, there is no single test for ADHD. This is not unique to ADHD, but applies to most psychiatric disorders.
Research on brain imaging has shown that the brains of children with ADHD differ from those of children without the disorder. Several brain regions and structures in children with ADHD tend to be smaller. Overall brain size is generally 5% smaller in affected children than in children without ADHD. While this average difference is seen over and over, it is too small to be used alone in making the diagnosis of ADHD in a particular person. Also, there appears to be a link between a person's ability to pay continued attention and the amount of their brain activity. In people with ADHD, the brain areas that control attention show to be less active. This suggests that lower levels of activity in some parts of the brain may be related to problems in sustaining attention.
The diagnosis of ADHD in the preschool child is possible, but can be difficult and should be made cautiously by experts well trained in childhood neurobehavioral disorders. Developmental problems, especially language delays, and adjustment problems can sometimes look like ADHD. Treatment should focus on placing the child in a structured preschool with parent training and support. Stimulants can reduce difficult behavior and improve mother-child interactions, but they usually are saved for severe cases, or when a child is unresponsive to environmental or behavioral interventions.
The AMENS clinic has an online test that is free and will tell you the percentage of possibility that you have ADHD as well as many co-morbid conditions.
The best resource I can suggest is the book "Driven to Distraction" in which the symptoms are described in great detail. You should have a pretty good idea upon completion whether or not you could have ADD/ADHD.
There are attention span tests that can and should be administered by a licensed professional once there is a reasonable assumption that you have ADHD. These, I know through experience, are not available in every city and are very expensive. Not one of the professionals in my area who offer this testing take any medical insurance and many policies will not cover this type of diagnostic exam. My advice would be to have your family doctor confirm the possibility before setting up the testing. We all have some ADHD symptoms, there is a big difference in behaviors that "can't" be controlled and "won't" be controlled.
The first one, a short list, is general, but resembles what a psychiatrist would use.
The second is longer, and more specific, and pops you into one of five Types.
However, I took the test, 3 months apart, and ended up on two different categories.
However, both categories where basically ADHD/WO (without H).
Currently, only 3 categories are accepted, but people are pressing for 5.
Diagnosis is largely Behavioral Observation. It is very subjective, when doing self evaluation.
Brain SPECT Imaging may, in the future, provide objective evaluation, especially if it becomes as affordable as mammograms. But since ADD does not cause death or disability, there may not be sufficient demand to lower those costs.
Some psychiatrists prefer to try low dosages of the common medications, before labelling someone with ADD/ADHD. This leaves other options open, and helps children and adults avoid the negative stigma, associated with "mental problem" societal stereotyping.
A counselor or a physician should be able to set you up with someone who can evaluate your behavior and performance (usually by having you take some timed and untimed logic and puzzle tests) and asking you a bunch of questions.
Psychiatrists can usually do the evaluation themselves, but if you make an appointment with one you have to make sure they are the kind that deal w/ young people and disorders like Attention Deficit.
Nothing Honest! Because it is a fake condition made up by a drug company, that came with a new drug and NO use for it! So they made-up this fake condition for falsely label people and get their new drug into lots of others!
Zero Tests! Nothing close to honest!
No where honest! It is a fake condition made up by drug companies for a new drug they had come up with, and could not find a use for the drug! So they make-up this fake one!
If any doctor is willing to label you with this; best to leave them forever! Give yourself a chance to be safe!
Pray to GOD about this!
No; there is no separate IQ test for those with ADHD.
ADHD is diagnosed using a series of tests, a attention span test, a still test, and a hyperactive test*. (* Doctors give the person caffeine to see the reaction.) how is adhd assessed Their is another type of attention deficit disorder. It is called attention deficit disorder without hyperactivity.
No; naproxen is not chemically related to any of the drugs used to treat ADHD.
If you want to find out whether or not you have ADHD, contact your local mental health office. A psychiatrist may be available to help diagnose something like ADHD.
There is no test for hyperactivity, and no "test' as such for ADHD. Don't be confussed by this. There is no "test" for schizophrenia, or depression either, and yet no-one questions their existence. ADHD is diagnosed (like schizophrenia and depression) based on the pressence of certain symptoms, ie, it is diagnosed on the basis of a clinical picture. If a range of problems or difficulties that we call ADHD are present, then this diagnosis is made. If you are considering having your child diagnosed, you should do so by finding a professional who specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of this disorder as there is still an unfortunate amount of ignorance out there regarding this disorder, even in professional circles.
Yes; Vyvanse is a prodrug for dextroamphetamine. In a drug test, you will test positive for amphetamine use.
MRI...maybe...The appropriate test to help with ADHD are EEG's. Though these aren't used unless the psychiatrist thinks you're having seizures and not knowing it.
No, they do not. I have ADHD myself. & i just went to the doctors & got tested & then got it.
The diagnostic guidelines for ADHD varies in different countries and one could look up standards for a diagnosis, however only a doctor can officially diagnose and treat a person with ADHD. Possible risk factors for having ADHD include low birth rate/early birth, exposure to smoke or alcohol, and parents/siblings who have ADHD; a doctor would then make the final determination.
Just don't do meth, go get some adhd meds if you need help.
Adderall, Adderall XR, Ritalin and other ADD/ADHD medications.
There are many reasons that would cause hyperactivity. Some people react to things differently but sugar and caffeine are at the top of the list. Limit these and you will see a difference.
If you don't have it...don't waste the money to take a test....If you do have ADD or ADHD, you'll be too distracted to take the test. You'll be distracted, fidgety, and all over the place.
Sometimes they can get ADHD.
No; concussions can cause symptoms similar to ADHD, but it is not ADHD. ADHD is a developmental disorder of the brain that occurs in childhood.
phentermine shows up as an amphetamine on a drug test. so chances are if you are taking it for adhd you need to take the bottle as proof to your drug test or you will fail that test miserably
Yes because you can't be certain that someone has ADHD without a definite test result. Some people are just naturally more "hyper" than others, but still able to function fine.
ADHD is genetic. If you think they learned it somewhere, then that is a behavior disorder and not ADHD.
Since ADHD/ADD is WAY overdiagnosed these days, I would highly recommend that you take your child to be assessed by a psychiatrist, who should try a drug trial/test to see if your child truly has ADHD. A test often used is to have the child do a sample of writing (ADHD writing is often very sloppy). Then a dose of a stimulant (Ritalin, Dexedrine, etc.) is given and after 30-45 minutes the child is asked to write another sample. ADHD children will almost always have a dramatic difference in their ability to write legibly. The child should also undergo psychological testing, looking for other disorders that often coincide with ADHD (such as Juvenile Bipolar Disorder), or can be mistaken for ADHD. Find a reputable Child Psychiatrist in your area for an evaluation.
Sheckler does have ADHD.
Yes, dogs can get ADHD.
No, if you have ADHD it is not confirmed that you are a demigod.
No, he does not have ADHD.