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TOPIC: 10 Medical Conditions That Share Symptoms with ADD

10 Medical Conditions That Share Symptoms with ADD 27 Jul 2013 16:08 #246

10 Medical Conditions That Share Symptoms with ADD/ADHD
Posted by Eileen Bailey

ADHD is a medical diagnosis. There is, however, no definitive medical test to prove or disprove whether ADHD is present. Diagnosis is determined by discussion with physicians as well as questionnaires completed by patients, parents, teachers and caregivers regarding behavior patterns. This subjective process can make diagnosis difficult, especially when there are additional co-existing conditions.

Additionally, there are a number of other medical conditions that share symptoms with ADHD. In order to receive the best possible treatment, it is important to make sure that you start with a correct and accurate diagnosis. Your physician should complete a thorough physical examination to rule out any physical conditions. Please keep in mind that any of the following conditions can be present alongside ADHD.

The conditions listed here have some symptoms in common with ADHD. Each condition has additional symptoms not listed here. Only those symptoms similar to ADHD are listed. If you have any questions or concerns that you, or your child, may have any of these conditions, you should speak with your doctor.


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