Couple of Valid Tests Exist to aid Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Diagnosis in Youthful Children

 

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THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) Almost a third of U.S. children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were diagnosed before the age of 6, even though there aren’t many valid tests to support diagnosis in children that young, a. One-Third of Kids With ADHD Diagnosed Before Age 6. But researchers add that few valid tests exist to support diagnosis in children that young. From the WebMD Archives. By Tara Haelle.

HealthDay. One-third of American children involved in the study were diagnosed with ADHD before age 6, Tech Times reported. Researchers noted that few valid tests exist to diagnose children so young, while.

There is an early diagnosis for one third of American kids with ADHD, but researchers say that few valid tests exist to support a diagnosis in children. There is no specific or definitive test for ADHD. Instead, diagnosing is a process that takes several steps and involves gathering a lot of information from multiple sources. You, your child.

Several different types of medications are FDA-approved to treat ADHD in children as young as 6 years of age external icon: Stimulants are the best-known and most widely used ADHD medications. Between 70-80% of children with ADHD have fewer ADHD symptoms when taking these fast-acting medications. A comprehensive physical history paying particular attention to disorders that may mimic the symptoms of ADHD – blood tests may be ordered to rule out any thyroid and kidney issues. A personal and family history of mental health disorders paying particular attention to disorders that may mimic the symptoms of ADHD –anxiety disorders, mood disorders, substance abuse issues and personality disorders.

The diagnosis of ADHD reflects the motives and mind view of the psychiatrists who authored the DSM-4. So the answer to the question “Does ADHD exist” really depends on the persepective of. When I first heard that a neurologist had written a book called ADHD Does Not Exist, I felt has ADHD because stimulant drugs help the child’s symptoms. does not even exist in children.

But researchers add that few valid tests exist to support diagnosis in children that young. (HealthDay)—Almost a third of U.S. children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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Here, then, is another test that we must recommend against for diagnosing ADHD in children.

“Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Third Edition: A Handbook for Diagnosis and Treatment” by Russell A. Barkley
from Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Third Edition: A Handbook for Diagnosis and Treatment
by Russell A. Barkley
Guilford Publications, 2005

In addition, for youth correctly diagnosed with ADHD, suggestions are provided for empowering caregivers to be savvy consumers of information about medication and effective collaborators with physicians prescribing medication for their child.

“Multisystemic Therapy for Antisocial Behavior in Children and Adolescents, Second Edition” by Scott W. Henggeler, Sonja K. Schoenwald, Charles M. Borduin, Melisa D. Rowland, Phillippe B. Cunningham
from Multisystemic Therapy for Antisocial Behavior in Children and Adolescents, Second Edition
by Scott W. Henggeler, Sonja K. Schoenwald, et. al.
Guilford Publications, 2009

Individually administered intelligence tests, achievement tests, and neuropsychological tests can be quite helpful in determining whether a bright child has ADD/ADHD or whether the behaviors simply reflect a gifted child without ADD/ADHD.

“Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults: ADHD, Bipolar, OCD, Asperger's, Depression, and Other Disorders” by James T. Webb, Edward R. Amend, Nadia E. Webb
from Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults: ADHD, Bipolar, OCD, Asperger’s, Depression, and Other Disorders
by James T. Webb, Edward R. Amend, Nadia E. Webb
Great Potential Press, 2005

Valid and reliable assessment of ADHD is difficult; there is no single, definitive medical or psychological test that clearly distinguishes these children from others.

“Special Education in Contemporary Society, 4e – Media Edition: An Introduction to Exceptionality” by Richard M. Gargiulo
from Special Education in Contemporary Society, 4e – Media Edition: An Introduction to Exceptionality
by Richard M. Gargiulo
SAGE Publications, 2011

More often than not, children diagnosed with ADHD also meet criteria for other mental health disorders that may affect parenting and response to treatment.

“Assessment of Childhood Disorders, Fourth Edition” by Eric J. Mash, Russell A. Barkley
from Assessment of Childhood Disorders, Fourth Edition
by Eric J. Mash, Russell A. Barkley
Guilford Publications, 2009

This study demonstrated that useful functional analyses can be conducted for preschool children who are at risk for ADHD, but who have no other developmental delays.

“Functional Analysis in Clinical Treatment” by Peter Sturmey
from Functional Analysis in Clinical Treatment
by Peter Sturmey
Elsevier Science, 2011

Questionnaires and checklists that assess specific ADHD symptoms can clarify the diagnostic picture for both children and adults.

“Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders Across the Lifespan” by Stephanie M. Woo, Carolyn Keatinge
from Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders Across the Lifespan
by Stephanie M. Woo, Carolyn Keatinge
Wiley, 2016

In ADHD, diagnostic criteria require that symptoms are present before age 7 but clinical evidence clearly shows that ADHD-related behaviors often result in major impairments well before children reach school age.

“Rutter's Child and Adolescent Psychiatry” by Sir Michael J. Rutter, Sir Dorothy Bishop, Sir Daniel Pine, Sir Stephen Scott, Sir Jim S. Stevenson, Sir Eric A. Taylor, Sir Anita Thapar
from Rutter’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
by Sir Michael J. Rutter, Sir Dorothy Bishop, et. al.
Wiley, 2011

The reliability and validity of screening instruments for both childhood and adult ADHD are yet to be established.

“Principles of Addiction Medicine” by Richard K. Ries, Shannon C. Miller, David A. Fiellin
from Principles of Addiction Medicine
by Richard K. Ries, Shannon C. Miller, David A. Fiellin
Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009

Most children with ADHD are diagnosed and treated by pediatricians, child psychiatrists, and child psychologists and are referred by parents and teachers with a high degree of suspicion for the diagnosis, generally requesting a trial of a stimulant, and usually these are patients without comorbidity.

“Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology: Neuroscientific Basis and Practical Applications” by Stephen M. Stahl, Nancy Muntner
from Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology: Neuroscientific Basis and Practical Applications
by Stephen M. Stahl, Nancy Muntner
Cambridge University Press, 2013

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  • I usually get distracted by making up stories in my head in class. (i’m being tested for ADHD) I make them up and pretend like it happened to me. I do it at night too. I talk to myself but like mouth the words. I pretend i’m a youtuber telling a story about my bullies as a kid, i pretend i am a kid with cancer telling my story of how i survived or sometimes i pretend that i’m telling a story of a school shooter or a murderer who came in my school. No of these things (Bullying too, i was never bullied just made fun of once or twice but not bullying) have every happened to me, although i tell them like there real. Half the time i get distracted in these stories and start rambling in my head about another thing that’s never happened to me. Sometimes when i’m distracted it’s by something in a YouTube video, like something normal but with a weird shape, and i image why it looked like that, “Wonder why they made the pillow look like that, maybe it’s more comfy that way? Or maybe it’s made for your back, yes, it’s probably made for your back so you can lay more comfortably”
    This is what goes on in my head.

  • I have all the symptoms and my mum wants me checked out cause I’m 13 and this has been happening since I was 8 or 9 but we can’t get checked out till the doctors can like see us face to face I have so much emotion and rlly hyper and when I get angry I hit like it’s just the first thing that happens when I’m in an emotion state but it’s hard to tell if it is adhd or something else so I just need to wait till I get checked out

  • My sister is getting tested for fragile X and so am I but I might also be getting a test for adhd/add but my mum isnt sure yet but I do have alot of the symptoms

  • I have adhd, I fear to tell this to my dad.

    He always scolds me for watching phone but everything happens in the phone. Everything

    I read books too but in my phone but he scolds me. I get stressed always.
    I want to be an author by he never takes it seriously

    Even if I tell him and we go to a doctor he might not believe it, he removed me from abacus classes which would have helped me
    My school teaches me 11 and 12 th grades even though I am a 13 year old

  • im 13 i believe i have adhd and i have for a while i used to make straight As but its gotten worse since i got into middle school and last year i was getting C D and Fs on my tests and im always fidgeting. i never can finish my homework during test i will look around at the room and when the teacher says 10 min warning i start my test and i always turn in my tests late and all my assignments i wait til the last minute to do

  • This is what happens when you give your kids a bunch of unneeded shots! Immunizations are bullshit you actually only need about five different shots my daughter has over 50 on a list of shots she’s had since she was a baby and she’s only 14

  • I believe my son has this but the doctors refuse to diagnose him after me and his two elementary school teachers stated he has these signs and all his daycares said the same. It is so hard going through this process doctors aren’t the same anymore ��

  • I dont know if i have ADHD i do like all of these things but I don’t know how to explain it to my parents they are 100% gonna say “its fine” and if I don’t have ADHD I might take the wrong medicine for something else

  • in 3rd grade is where I kinda found out. There was parent teacher conferences and my dad came, My teacher then said I dont pay attention and doodle in class to much. I was active and my dad brushed it off as “I like to draw and I’m just young and active” so I brushed it off like that too. My notebook was filled with drawings, doodles, and random writing. I couldn’t pay attention! and it got annoying. I am 12 years old now and I still think I may have ADD not ADHD because I’m not so active anymore or move so much but now I just struggle with paying attention, I space out in class or a conversation, I also still draw and doodle in class but I still think that’s from me just liking to draw. I am now scared to tell someone if I have ADD. I don’t live with my dad anymore and he has ADHD and my mom would probably say I’m trying to be quirky. It’s hard for me to read as well. I even spaced out while writing all this�� anyways if anyone is seeing this.. please give me some tips onto how I can tell my mom, thank you <3

  • Me seeing the little thing in the corner that pops up with another video and get totally distracted and having to go back in the video��

  • My nephew dont never keep still & hes always making noise & being rude��, iam convinced he has ADHD, but i still love him no matter what��

  • So people might think that I’m self diagnosing myself, but I’m not, I think I have ADHD or ADD because I can’t sit still in class, I can’t concentrate on one thing I get distracted and I am VERY fidgety, also I looked this video up because I’m curious �� (Edit: I have more of the symptoms I’m just not bothered to type them out)

  • I have sevier ADHD and turrets syndrome and I got so much hard work from the Corona virus break and my dad gave me six devotion and hold on press keep reading ok, so they also give me maltidelcation and it took me 5 hours to do 1 page my parents are stricken and everytime i ask for help they say no and then dad said idc if it takes you a month but I need to my home work and he was so mad at me I was crying the whole time and still not getting help he said half hour break I was so exited he got my hopes up and only gave me a 2 minute break and gave me more math and im only nine I mean just because I’m 9 and adopted and the youngest doesn’t mean I have to be treated like a slave like if they ask for something I do it but if I ask then they say no everytime me or my ferret does something wrong they blame it on me and get me in trouble and threaten to get rid of him and they say everything that happens is my fault and I ruin everything I touch and they never let me finish my sentence and there always yelling and the worst part is that they don’t do this to anyone������������������else