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Is there some type of test to see if an adult has ADHD?


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2007-04-25 16:46:28
2007-04-25 16:46:28

There are several tests, most of which can be found online to test yourself for ADD. In order to achieve a reliable result, it's important to evaluate yourself honestly and objectively, which can be difficult for some people. Psychiatrists and certain therapists are also trained to recognize symptoms and evaluate ADHD. I'm posting some links to tests online in the link box. The book "driven to distraction" is also an excellent resource.

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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.

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Psychologists administer this screening. Child Psychologists have been screening for this disorder longer than adult Psychologists so sometimes General Physicians will refer a patient to a Child Psychologist

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ADHD has three subtypes recognized: predominately hyperactive-impulsive, predominately inattentive, and combined hyperactive-impulsive and inattentive. The last type is commonly referred to as the "combined" type, and most children with ADHD have the combined type.

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The same medications used to treat childhood ADHD are used in adults. The most commonly prescribed treatment are a type of drugs called pscyhostimulants which include Ritalin and Adderall. Please see related question.

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Not necessarily. hyperactivity is a part of ADHD but hyperactivity it self is not adhd. This must be diagnosed by a medical professional and the subject may have adhd or is just a hyper type of person.


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