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--What am i able to do to assist my baby now?--What are the indicators of upload? --What questions will the physician question me approximately my baby? --Do kids with AD/HD qualify for certain schooling? --Should I medicate my child?ADD and ADHD are envisioned to impact at the very least

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What information should I tell the doctor? What records should I give to the doctor? What questions will the doctor ask me about my child? What if the evaluation is inconclusive? ADD_ADHD_temp1 26 1/31/08 7:15 PM Page 26 The ADD and ADHD Answer Book What symptoms signal that my child should be evaluated? The majority of parents, upon learning that their child has AD/HD, reports suspecting it for several years. Parents of ADHD children often recall that their child was displaying symptoms as young as two years old.

Exposure to environmental contaminants is being studied as a possible cause. These particular theories have resulted in conflicting results and further studies are needed. Is there a cure for AD/HD? Unfortunately, there is no known cure for ADD or ADHD and nothing in the current research suggests that a cure will be found in the near future. ADD and ADHD are considered chronic disorders that last at least until adolescence. Even with the best treatment, medication, parenting, schooling, and therapy, ADD and ADHD are not curable.

They provide evaluation, testing, and treatment. Evaluation by a clinical psychologist will focus on determining the cause of the symptoms displayed. At least one hour is scheduled for the evaluation. This includes a history, a review of the child’s report cards and academic achievement tests, observation of the child, behavioral analysis, and an interview of the parents and child. The clinical psychologist may or may not use testing as part of the diagnostic procedure. Testing, although providing useful information, does not definitively tell if your child has AD/HD.

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