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Assessment

David Coghill and Joseph A. Sergeant

in Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Hyperkinetic Disorder

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199577651
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607525 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199577651.003.0004

Series: Oxford Psychiatry Library

Assessment

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ADHD can be assessed with Clinical Interviews Questionnaires and Neuropsychological Measures The diagnosis of ADHD is based on clinical judgment of integrated data gathered from multiple sources Education of staff at a primary care level, and from education about ADHD is essential to ensure that children with ADHD are promptly identified and referred A comprehensive assessment for ADHD is complex and often time consuming. Those conducting these assessments need to be well trained The purpose of an ADHD assessment is not only to confirm or exclude the presence of ADHD but also to identify whether there are any other problems or disorders that are causing impairment At the end of the assessment process the clinician should have developed a comprehensive formulation.

Chapter.  6264 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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