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Question?: Adhd Test

Joseph asks…

what to expect from adhd testing?

I went to the counseling center at my school to speak to a psychologist and after talking to her, she recomended that I get adhd testing. I have a hard time focusing and completing tasks.

What can I expect from the testing?

admin answers:

It’s a waste of money…. A lot of money. Just go to a psychiatrist. Much faster and easier.

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Ken asks…

How can you tell if an autistic child is also ADHD?

I have an 8 yr old son who is autistic and ADHD also runs in my family. Basically it seems ADHD and some form of the autism spectrum does as my nieces and nephew had one or both and my daughter is ADHD with testing for aspergers goin on. How can I get my son tested for adhd since he is non-communicative?

admin answers:

ADHD is commonly misdiagnosed with people that have Asperger’s Syndrome. The theory isn’t the change of mind but the fact that an obsessive mind causes them to move onto other subjects. One thing will cause another thought and so forth. This is not ADHD but doctors are more interested in prescribing Ritalin since this is an income stream for them. I would tell your school and they can test him or I would call a psychologist that specializes in Autism Spectrum Disorders and they will diagnose.

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Question?: Adhd Test

David asks…

My son who is in class 5 is struggling in school and the teacher told us that he should be checked for ADHD?

Can you tell me about ADHD testing. How effective is the test? if he has ADHD is there any solution without medication?

admin answers:

Amik, there is no surefire way to diagnosing ADHD. But doctors with proper training in handling ADHD will be able to perform a proper diagnosis. Don’t go to just any doctor because most of them don’t know nuts about ADHD and you could end up with a wrong diagnosis, which can be dangerous. Some experts believe that if a child has say, bipolar disorder, but he is diagnosed as having ADHD and thus given stimulant medication, the poor victim could become manic, depressed or even suicidal. So be careful when choosing doctors. Ask around your circle of friends, relatives or neighbours who might know of a good one.

In the meantime, read up as much as you can on ADHD so that you will be able to make informed decisions later on. You can get excellent info from here:=>

http://www.adhdquestionsandanswers.com/ADHD_Disorder.html

I wish your son good health and a bright future.

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Question?: Adhd Test

Michael asks…

How much does ADHD testing cost in Canada?

I was told by my doctor i should see a specialist for ADHD. The testing however is not covered by OHIP apparently. Does anyone know how much these tests will cost?

Thanks

admin answers:

Did your doctor give you the name of the specialist? If you have the specialist’s name, just call the office and ask them. That’s the easiest way to find out, and you’ll know the cost.

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Donna asks…

How do I get tested for ADHD testing?

would like to inquire about ADHD testing. While my father was in the military, I was diagnosed at the age of six with ADHD and put on medication around 11 or 12. After my father discharged from the military, my medical records were lost. I am now seeking to reestablish the proper medical documentation of the diagnosis. What are the costs involved and time commitment to be retested? Any information you may provide would be greatly appreciated.

admin answers:

Have a reputable psychologist/psychiatrist perform an evaluation. There are many things that can mimic ADHD. It is a complex disorder.

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