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I took a neuropsych test before my formal diagnosis. The day of my appointment I read in the book Driven to Distraction that neuropsych testing was not very effective in measuring adhd because the sterile environment and one on one testing make for a great temporary adhd treatment. I went to the appointment anyways.
My results came back negative for attention problems and my psych said it was probably anxiety and depression. My results, however, also showed a major split in my verbal and performance (I think that’s what they were called). Anyways, in Driven to Distraction they said that often in neuropsych testing the focus tests do not indicate a problem but you see a gap in the verbal and performance scores, which is a good adhd indicator. The testing was pricey and the only helpful info was that gap.