ADHD affects 5-8% of children. It has the potential to cause poor school performance, behavioural problems and result in a poor self-image. It is more common in boys, affecting 3 times more boys than girls.
Screening for ADHD:
Screening for ADHD involves a series of written assessments and a physical examination of the child’s general medical condition.
The assessment is aimed at identifying the various features of ADHD which includes:
It is also important to exclude other possible causes for the child’s symptoms and any other conditions that may co-exist with the ADHD.