August 13, 2019
How is ADHD diagnosed in children

How is ADHD Diagnosed in Children?

Let’s find out about this ‘disorder’ – What is ADHD? The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Psychiatric Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-V) is often used to define the typical presentations of a child, adolescent, or adult whose behaviour suggests a diagnosis of ADHD. For the exact table, please refer to the DSM-V itself; however, the following notes provide an overview summary. There are three ‘presentations’ or groups of behaviour: Hyperactive/Impulsive, Inattentive, and Mixed (both hyperactive and inattentive).   There are nine symptoms or characteristic behaviours for Hyperactive/Impulsive, and nine for Inattentive. For children or adolescents up to the age of 17, to have a diagnosis determined, six of the nine behaviours in Hyperactive/Impulsive or Inattentive must be demonstrated. These behaviours should be noted in at least two […]

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