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What guidelines are used to diagnose ADHD?

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Along with American Psychiatric Association guidelines, doctors may also use rating scales to help them evaluate and track ADHD symptoms including:

  • Vanderbilt Assessment Scale
  • Child Attention Profile
  • Behavior Assessment System for Children
  • Child Behavior Checklist/Teacher Report Form

SOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics: "National Initiative for Children's Health Quality (AAP/NICHQ)ADHD Practitioners' Toolkit."

American Psychiatric Association, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V): "AD/HD."

CHADD: "How is AD/HD Diagnosed?"

Medscape: "Diagnosing ADHD."

FDA: "FDA permits marketing of first brain wave test to help assess children and teens for ADHD."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 7, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics: "National Initiative for Children's Health Quality (AAP/NICHQ)ADHD Practitioners' Toolkit."

American Psychiatric Association, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V): "AD/HD."

CHADD: "How is AD/HD Diagnosed?"

Medscape: "Diagnosing ADHD."

FDA: "FDA permits marketing of first brain wave test to help assess children and teens for ADHD."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 7, 2019

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