ADHD evaluation- What to expect

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What can I expect from an ADHD evaluation?

ADHD evaluation- What to expect

An evaluation for ADHD should be conducted by an educational psychologist, a psychologist or psychiatrist. It will take a minimum of 2-3 hours, and may be split into two separate appointments, with an additional appointment later to go over the results. Besides confirming or denying the diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you might expect to be given information on learning disabilities, learning style and IQ. For this reason I personally recommened an educational psychologist so that learning disabilities can be addressed at the time of the evaluation so that further testing can be scheduled.
You can also expect to get recomendations on several ADHD medications as well as alternative therapies.

   

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