"My 10-year-old son may have ADHD, but his doctor says there's no definitive test. What can I do?"
Larry Silver, M.D.
Based on your brief description, the question is whether your son has a form of ADHD, a language disability, a learning disability — or an overly concerned teacher.
I suggest you have him evaluated by your family physician and then by a child and adolescent psychiatrist. There are no formal tests to diagnose ADHD; however, a good clinician can differentiate between the various possibilities.