Your child is showing signs of ADHD that are causing problems at home or
school. These signs include inattention,
hyperactivity. Parents and teachers often notice this behavior during the child's
first few years in school.
Your child shows signs of other mental
health disorders, such as
anxiety, that last more than a few weeks or seem to be
Your child is having academic or behavioral problems
Ask your doctor about his or her training
and experience related to ADHD. The doctor must be able to identify and distinguish behaviors that can be subtle and
complicated. Also, make sure that your doctor has enough time to
evaluate you or your child. Accurate diagnosis and successful treatment of ADHD
takes repeated office visits and observations. Your
doctor should also be able to coordinate between other health professionals,
family members, teachers, and caregivers.
This information is produced and provided by the National
Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National
Institute via the Internet web site at http://
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
January 21, 2014
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