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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Diagnosis

While ADHD can easily be identified on the basis of clinical signs and symptoms as well as feedback from parents, teachers and caretakers of the child, to confirm the diagnosis, following tests might be suggested.

  • The Vanderbilt Assessment Scale Test: It is a 55-question assessment tool, which reviews symptoms of ADHD. It also looks for other conditions for confirmation.

  • The Behaviour Assessment System: It is a test that looks for hyperactivity, aggression and behavioural problems. It also looks for symptoms like anxiety, depression, attention & learning problems along with lack of certain essential skills.

  • The Child Behaviour Checklist/Teacher Report Form: It is a scale that helps diagnose ADHD by observing the child’s physical complaints and aggressive behaviour. This includes complaints from teachers or neighbours regarding the behaviour of the child.