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ADHD tests & diagnosis

ADHD can be difficult to diagnose. There is no simple test your doctor can use to tell for certain whether your child has ADHD.

If your child has moderate to severe symptoms of ADHD, your doctor may refer your child to the Child, Adolescent & Family Service for further help with the diagnosis and management.

You may also want to pay to see a paediatrician, psychologist, or psychiatrist privately.

On the next page: Living with a child diagnosed with ADHD

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Preparing for your doctor's visit

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