Reply To: Re-evaluated?

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Penny Williams
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If you still have concerns that you don’t think are being addressed, then yes, I would have another evaluation done. Sometimes, they just look at the struggle you convey, other times they want to do a full evaluation brand new. My son was diagnosed with ADHD at age 6. By age 10, I had a nagging and growing feeling that there was more to the puzzle. There were some real issues that ADHD didn’t explain and ADHD treatment wasn’t improving. At age 12, he was given the additional diagnosis of “high-functioning” autism.

I now feel like we have diagnoses to describe every facet of differences and struggles. It has really helped me to understand my son on a deeper level, which means I can be more helpful to him.

A very high percentage of individuals with ADHD also have at least one co-exisitng condition.

ADHD and Comorbid Conditions Statistics: Infographic

One of these common comorbidities could be at play:

Common Comorbid Conditions

Penny
ADDitude Community Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism