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The purpose of screening is to detect a disorder before there are symptoms so it can be treated at an earlier stage. Screening tests are usually administered to people without current symptoms, but who may be at high risk for certain diseases or conditions.
At this time, there are no tests to detect
before symptoms begin and no screening guidelines for ADHD. Children with this condition are often identified by their classroom teacher, or their home behavior prompts their parents to seek evaluation.
This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.
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