Possible ADHD


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    • #65654

      I have a friend who shows major symptoms of both categories of ADHD. But these behaviours are only/mostly at school. For ADHD to be diagnosed, the symptoms must impact 2 or more locations, such as home AND school, or home, school, and summer camp, etc. She genuinely seems like she has the disorder, and fits it to a T. But it’s only at school! I don’t know what it could be.

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      In my personal opinion, the symptoms of ADHD can be more pronounced in a school settings than they might be at home. At least for my son, his symptoms were much more noticeable in a setting where he had to sit still and remain quiet for long periods of time (like at school). At home, the symptoms were there – they just weren’t as noticeable.

      My son’s diagnosis included testing that had input from teachers, parents and other caregivers which gave the doctor a more comprehensive look at my son.

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      Penny Williams

      Try this online self-test:

      [Self-Test] Could You Have Adult ADHD?

      Ultimately, it’s up to a clinician after an evaluation to decide if she has ADHD or not.

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

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