Get the right diagnosis
Diagnosis of ADD ADHD isn’t just based on one symptom. We need a full, careful, and thorough evaluation. That includes:
1. a good history
2. reviewing available documents like report cards etc.
3. ideally, talking with other observers like a mother or spouse
4. ideally, a pencil and paper or computer test
Mimics of ADD ADHD
Rule out other things that can mimic ADD ADHD -thyroid disease, medication side effects, drug abuse, depression, head injury and others. Debbie posted on one that I hadn’t thought of: