Answer by HypoHeartBaby at 7:08 PM on Apr. 5, 2011
in the uk the school fill out a sheet and you fill out the sheet plus the doctor checks all medical history before making a decision and they wont even look at your kid till there 5+
Answer by feralkitten at 7:11 PM on Apr. 5, 2011
They can't!! They need to actually SEE and EXAMINE your child!! Plus you should be asked to fill out lengthy questionnaires about your child's history, behaviors, and frequency incidences. If your child is a school a school report should also be included.
Doctor's currently use the DSM-IV to determine WHERE on the scale of ADD/ADHD your child falls. There are very specific classifications and a point scale awarded for each area, that when totaled give an overall score which is then plotted on a chart to determine the severity.
ADD/ADHD will be added to the Autism "Umbrella" when the DSM-V comes out in May 2013.
Answer by LoriKeet at 7:45 PM on Apr. 5, 2011
Answer by tyfry7496 at 9:00 PM on Apr. 5, 2011
Answer by MELRN at 9:38 PM on Apr. 6, 2011
Answer by kimberlyinberea at 2:26 PM on Apr. 21, 2011