Approach

The evaluation for ADHD should be comprehensive and include a thorough history from the patient and caregivers, collateral information from school, mental status examination (MSE), and consideration of neuropsychological testing.[22] The evaluation may be done by the primary care physician depending on experience and comfort level. Often, busy paediatricians will refer more patients with more complex problems to a specialist in psychiatry, neurology, or developmental paediatrics.

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