Does My Child Have AD/HD?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is characterized by significant problems with attention, hyperactivity, or a combination of the two. However, such symptoms can be caused by a number of other conditions as well, including those listed on the reverse side of this card.
Because AD/HD symptoms overlap with numerous other conditions, a “positive” result on a behavioral checklist can easily result in a misleading or inaccurate diagnosis. In addition, AD/HD often does not exist in isolation, and a failure to identify relevant co-existing conditions may result in significant barriers to successful intervention. Therefore, a diagnosis of AD/HD should be based on a comprehensive evaluation that includes a detailed history, psychometric testing, observer-reports, and a careful consideration and rule-out of other conditions that may also need to be addressed.