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Updated 08 September 2015

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ADHD diagnoses should never be made on just a couple of observations of hyperactivity or the lack of attention.

Ask your child's teacher to keep a detailed record of their activity in the classroom and during breaks, for about two weeks. Jot down your observations in a diary and take all the information to your child’s psychiatrist.

This will help them make a more accurate diagnosis and decide if the child’s medication needs adjustment.

Head on over to our ADHD Centre for more on managing the condition.

 
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