Unfortunately ADHD is diagnosed through the use of questionnaires; there is no blood test or scan that can pinpoint it (neurofeedback/QEEG is not recommended in isolation). Usually questionnaires are requested from parents and teachers.
However, medication should be the last resort, not the first. If changing his don;t work, then medication is usually required.
The reason medication is prescribed so readily is because ADHD is caused by reduced levels of neurotransmitters which cannot be modified through means other than medication. Changes in diet, supplementing with omegas, exercising regularly, ensuring good sleep habits and changing behaviour through behaviour modification techniques are generally the first port of call.
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