Hi My 6 yr old is unfocused and doesn't listen in school or home. She is very smart and always says she is bored. We just had her conference with her teacher and found out that one on one she is great but in class she doesn't pay attention and just seems like she is inher own world. How do they test for this? It is all new to us.
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Answer by Pnukey at 8:47 AM on Nov. 15, 2010
There are specific criteria...true. But also some people have symptoms not necessarily typically found in the DSM. Some people have what are called atypical signs of ADHD. Starting with your child's doctor is a good start but check lists are not necessarily comprehensive. I would suggest starting with the doctor and requesting a referral for a therapist in your area who specializes in ADHD. Depression and anxiety can also have the same exact signs of ADHD. So...having a specialist who can slowly weed out what is going on can be the most benefitial. It can take time, more than one visit, but well worth it if you want a more accurate diagnosis.
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