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What kind of behavior do doctors check for in children during an ADHD diagnosis?

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Doctors check for behavior that's:

They also must exhibit these behaviors for at least 6 months and in at least two settings (for instance, at home and at school).

  • Not typical for the person's age. (Most children can behave in those ways at some point or another, though.)
  • Has a negative impact on the person's ability to function at home, in social environments, or at work.

SOURCES: 

CDC: "Symptoms of ADHD." 

American Psychiatric Association. 

Searight, H.R.   November 2000.  Am Fam Physician,

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders , 5th Ed. (DSM-V). 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 20, 2019

SOURCES: 

CDC: "Symptoms of ADHD." 

American Psychiatric Association. 

Searight, H.R.   November 2000.  Am Fam Physician,

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders , 5th Ed. (DSM-V). 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 20, 2019

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