- Q Is there a test that can diagnose ADHD unequivocally?
Deborah Davis, Obstetrics & GynecologyThere is no single medical, physical, or other test for diagnosing ADD/ADHD. To determine if you or you child has ADD/ADHD, a doctor or other health professional will need to be involved, and you can expect him or her to use a number of different... Full Answer
- Q Are more cases of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder being diagnosed?
The percentage of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has increased by approximately 3 percent each year. The reason or reasons for the increase are not well understood. Full Answer
- Q Can a teacher diagnose ADHD?
Dr. Lara Honos-Webb, PsychologyWhen your child's teacher tells you your child has attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), realize that the call from the teacher is not a diagnosis. Teachers are not qualified to make a diagnosis. A diagnosis of ADHD requires a... Full Answer
- Q What role can teachers play in diagnosing attention deficit hyperactivity?
Dr. Lara Honos-Webb, PsychologyThe teacher's interpretations of your child's behavior can have dramatic effects on his attitudes toward education and the course of his motivation and achievement. Research has found that teachers may be the force behind the dramatic increases... Full Answer