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When adults are tested for ADHD, does a doctor screen for other problems?

Douglas E. Severance, MD
Family Medicine
In many cases, more than one specific psychiatric disorder can coexist with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). That is why it is important for the diagnosing clinician to screen for other psychiatric disorders, such as learning disabilities, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, or depression, when completing the series of evaluations for ADHD.

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