ADHD Screening

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:
  • Hyperactivity
  • Inattention
  • Impulsivity
  • Distractibility
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.

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