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What happens during a diagnosis of adult ADHD?

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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 May 10, 2017

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 May 10, 2017

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