In 2015, the American Psychological Association did away with the diagnosis of Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD). Now all ADHD types fall under the umbrella of ADHD. They include:
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder-Primarily Inattentive Type is often challenging to diagnose. ADHD-Inattentive type (ADHD-I) is diagnosed when children do not have hyperactive or impulsive symptoms, and instead move in and out of attention. Teachers are often unaware of the attention struggles of these children because they are not causing behavioral problems.
ADHD- Hyperactive/Impulsive type symptoms include:
ADHD-Combined Type is diagnosed when people have more than typical symptoms of both hyperactive/impulsive and inattentive.
Assessment choices vary for ADHD. Pediatricians will often diagnose ADHD through interviews and questionnaires. If you prefer, a more thorough assessment can be done through private clinics, such as ours.
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Why do you want cognitive testing for my child?
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If my child takes medications, are they more likely to become addicted to drugs later?
My child can focus on their legos (art/music/TV/video games, etc) for hours. Therefore they do not have ADHD, right?