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How do you test adhd?

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How do you test adhd?

Dr Brims :

Hello, welcome to the site! My name isXXXXX and I will try to assist you with your medical question, and any medical information you seek

Dr Brims :

It is a diagnosis based on symptoms and signs

Dr Brims :

Testing is not required to make a diagnosis

Customer:

ok

Dr Brims :

Are you there?

Customer:

yes

Customer:

How many questions do you ask

Dr Brims :

9 questions

Dr Brims :

If 6 are positive then a diagnosis can be made

Customer:

ok

Customer:

I been telling these people online signs etc they told me I need to get tested for adhd

Customer:

i am very distracted person

Customer:

i can't foucus when reading borning matierial

Customer:

I blurt when in conversatiosns

Customer:

My memory is good

Customer:

I have a short attention span

Customer:

I am always on the go

Customer:

when peple talk to me directly i have trouble listening

Dr Brims :

Okay, testing is only done to rule out other possible causes of the symptoms

Customer:

what do you mean by that

Dr Brims :

It means that the brain is checked for abnormalities that can cause these symptoms with an MRI

Dr Brims :

Blood tests are done to rule out lead toxicity which can cause similar symptoms

Customer:

ok

Customer:

I nearly had mri done when i was young becuase i had motor skills trouble

Dr Brims :

ok

Customer:

my motor skills are better becuase had vision therphy

Dr Brims :

That is good

Customer:

what problems show up if you have learning disability

Dr Brims :

There are several possible problems that can show up

Dr Brims :

There are also several different learning disabilities

Customer:

ye

Customer:

CAPD when you hear fine but your brain interpets diferetly

Customer:

I wish I could get a MRI but I don't $5,000 nor what anything on my insurance records

Dr Brims :

I see

Customer:

Do you always medicate your patients

Dr Brims :

No, I only medicate them when they require medication

Customer:

ok

Customer:

thats good not over medicate

Dr Brims :

I agree

Dr Brims :

Is there anything else you would like to ask on this topic?

Customer:

Do you think I should bring up to the Dr. about adhd or should just overcome myself

Dr Brims :

You should bring it up to your doctor

Customer:

How should I bring up to him having issues

Customer:

are you their

Dr Brims :

yes

Dr Brims :

Just ask him if he thinks you have ADHD

Customer:

 


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Customer:

thanks for the help

Dr Brims :

You're quite welcome

Dr Brims :

If you have any questions in the future you may request me

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