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 administered to people without current symptoms, but who may be at high risk for certain diseases or conditions.
There are no current screening guidelines or screening tests for ADHD. Children with this condition are often identified by their classroom teacher, or their home behavior prompts their parents to seek evaluation.
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at:http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T231898/Attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-ADHD-in-adults. Updated December 27, 2016. Accessed October 4, 2017.
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at:http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T113926/Attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-ADHD-in-children-and-adolescents. Updated May 23, 2017. Accessed October 4, 2017.
Last reviewed September 2016 by Kari Kassir, MD Last Updated: 9/17/2014