It’s as easy as having the electroencephalogram (or blood test) conducted. In this video, you will hear an professional discusses the way ADD ADHD doctors evaluate someone with the disorder. In order to establish whether symptoms are caused by ADHD an expert in health care will be able to gather data. Because ADHD could have symptoms similar to those with other ailments like depression, anxiety, and sleeping disorders, the condition might be challenging to recognize.
ADD ADHD doctors will apply those guidelines laid out in American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), to aid the diagnosis. Children up to 16 years of age the presence of six or more of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity must be present in order for the ADHD diagnose to be made. When a child is over the age of 17, five or more symptoms of the same need to be observed. Furthermore, these symptoms need to be present for at least six months. Additionally, they must be disrupting and not appropriate for their age. You must also have 4 additional medical issues.