what 2 do if u suspect ur child has adhd

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Registered: 01-21-2005
what 2 do if u suspect ur child has adhd
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Thu, 05-13-2010 - 8:53am

Hi,


How do you know if your child has ADHD?

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-10-2007
Thu, 05-13-2010 - 9:18am

Hi, and welcome!


You don't mention his age, but I am guessing elementary age.


If you suspect ADHD you will need to have him evaluated by a Neuropsychologist. They will also test for other things, to rule out stuff that can mimic ADHD. It is possible it could be omething entirely different.

A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.