ADHD Doctor Discussion Guide

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral disorder that shows itself as a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity/impulsivity that is more frequent and severe than is typically seen in your teen's peers. Only a trained health care professional can accurately diagnose your teen's ADHD.

If you are concerned about whether your teen has ADHD, schedule an appointment with your teen's doctor. Start preparing for your teen's appointment now by following the steps below:

Step 1: Answer this ADHD discussion guide based on your teen's symptoms for the past 6 months.
Step 2: Print out the results.
Step 3: Take the results to your teen's doctor to discuss your teen's symptoms.

A diagnosis of ADHD can be made only through a clinical evaluation.

Symptoms of inattention How often?(never/sometimes/often) Affect my teen during
School Home Social Settings
Careless mistakes/lack of attention to details
Lack of sustained attention
Poor listening
Failure to follow through on tasks
Poor organization
Avoids tasks requiring sustained mental effort
Losing things
Easily distracted
Forgetful in daily activities
Symptoms of hyperactivity/impulsivity How often?(never/sometimes/often) Affect my teen during
School Home Social Settings
Fidgeting/squirming
Leaving seat
Excessive running/climbing
Difficulty with quiet activities
"On the go"
Excessive talking
Blurting out answers
Inability to wait turn
Intrusive

Print your responses, and then take them to your teen's doctor to discuss your teen's symptoms.


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