There are currently no medical tests for ADHD. ADHD is diagnosed by the observation of behavioural symptoms. If you’re concerned about your child’s behaviour, your GP is a good place to start. Your GP might refer your child to a paediatrician, a psychologist or a child psychiatrist for a diagnosis of ADHD (or other condition).Do kids ever grow out of ADHD?
Study Sheds Light on Why Kids Grow Out of ADHD About half the children diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) seem to grow out of it by the time they're in their 20s. In a new study, researchers found that some brain regions in children with ADHD tend to mature later than normal.How does standardized testing affect kids with ADHD?
The authors find that children with more symptoms of ADHD - such as being impulsive or restless - have significantly lower math and reading scores on standardized tests several years later. These children also have an increased probability of grade repetition, enrollment in special education, and delinquency, which includes behaviors such as stealing, hitting people, or using drugs.