Is this ADHD or Not?
Certain conditions that could mimic ADHD or cause the ADHD-like behaviors are:
Recent major life changes (such as divorce, a death in the family, or a recent move)
High School /College Students may feign symptoms to obtain accommodations or controlled substanc
ADULT ADHD ASSESSMENT
ADHD is diagnosed after a person has shown some or all of the symptoms of ADHD on a regular basis for more than six months. In addition, symptoms must be present in more than one setting and have been present since the age of 12. Depending on the number and type of symptoms, a person will be diagnosed with one of three subtypes of ADHD: Primarily Inattentive, Primarily Hyperactive or Combined subtype.
CHILD YOUTH ADHD ASSESSMENT
The diagnosis involves gathering information from several sources, including schools, caregivers, and parents. Based on the information obtained from standardized rating scales a child's/adolescent behavior will be compared with that of other children the same age. Some symptoms that suggest ADHD in children include inattention, hyperactivity, and/or impulsivity.