ADHD Diagnosis

How is ADHD Officially Diagnosed?

ADHD is typically diagnosed through a comprehensive assessment conducted by a healthcare professional, such as a psychologist, psychiatrist, or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse practitioners. The diagnosis process often involves a thorough review of the individual's medical history, symptoms, and behaviors, as well as input from parents, teachers, or other caregivers.

Additionally, standardized rating scales, behavioral observations, and cognitive tests may be used to gather information and evaluate the presence of ADHD symptoms. It is crucial for the assessment to consider the individual's developmental stage, ruling out other possible explanations for the symptoms, and ensuring that the criteria outlined in the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition) are met for an accurate diagnosis.

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