You can get an ADHD diagnosis from licensed medical professionals specifically trained in ADHD diagnosis, including psychiatrists. As part of the psychiatric testing for ADHD, the psychiatrist will gather information about the patient, look at their family history, and interview the patient.
Psychiatrist ADHD tests are made by assessing the patient’s symptoms with questionnaires, rating scales, measures of sustained attention, and intellectual testing. The rating scales are questionnaires filled in by the patient (teachers or parents) to help identify symptoms and get a clear picture of how the person functions in different settings.
Read in this guide:
- Psychiatric Tests for ADHD
- Living with a Woman with ADHD
- How does a psychiatrist diagnose ADHD in adults?
- Is a psychiatric ADHD test the same for children as for adults?