Abstract

How can we improve the diagnosis of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder?

Author(s): L Eugene Arnold

One of the challenges is the ruling out of other disorders as a better explanation of the symptoms (5th criterion). This is the most time consuming part of the diagnostic criteria, and often neglected. None of the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are pathognomonic; all of them can occur in other disorders.


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