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ADHD

Question
Posted by: Nyaniso Mzangwe | 2019/06/11

Q.

Is there a clinical or medical examination to diagnose ADHD on adult other than questioners?

Last year I consulted a psychologist to check me whether I don't have ADHD. He gave me a question paper. After answering it he said I do suffer from ADHD. Is there an alternative supporting test that I can undergo to support his claim? Where can I go in Johannesburg for such test?

Expert's Reply

A.

ADHD Expert
- 2019/06/30

Questionnaires are only used to screen patients for ADHD. To diagnose ADHD, a comprehensive assessment needs to be done by a psychiatrist. No single "test" or "rating scale" or "computer test" is diagnostics of ADHD. 

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