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How is adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder diagnosed?

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  • Look for a psychiatrist who has experience with diagnosing and treating people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The doctor may: Ask you to get a physical exam to make sure there aren’t other medical problems causing your symptoms
  • Take some blood from you and run tests on it
  • Recommend psychological testing
  • Ask you questions about your health history

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Adult ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder)."

Attention Deficit Disorder Association.

FamilyDoctor.org: "Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD)."

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 7, 2019

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Adult ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder)."

Attention Deficit Disorder Association.

FamilyDoctor.org: "Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD)."

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 7, 2019

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