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October 5th, 2011, 09:14 PM
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Someone in the family has told everyone that their child has been DX with ADHD by blood work alone. I know nothing about ADHD, but I am wondering if this is true? Any information you can give me would be helpful.
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October 6th, 2011, 07:49 AM
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A person cannot be diagnosed with ADHD by bloodwork.

"No single test can diagnose a child as having ADHD. Instead, a licensed health professional needs to gather information about the child, and his or her behavior and environment." from NIMH


"Childhood ADHD -- attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder -- is diagnosed after a child has shown six or more specific symptoms of inactivity and/or hyperactivity on a regular basis for more than six months in more than two settings. There is no single test for ADHD.

A doctor can diagnose ADHD with the help of standard guidelines. The diagnosis of ADHD involves the gathering of information from several sources, including school, caregivers, and parents. The doctor will consider how a child's behavior compares with that of other children the same age."
Taken from webmd


I hope that helps.
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October 6th, 2011, 10:30 AM
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Thanks! I read that but wasn't sure if it was helpful the first time. I have no clue as to if they ever talked to anyone else, but he has shown specific symptoms of inactivity and/or hyperactivity.
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October 6th, 2011, 11:36 AM
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This was 10 years ago but how my boys were diagnosed was:

- A series of 10 visits with a psychiatrist
- Computer tests to compute the % of focus
- Conner's forms filled out with myself, daycare, 3 different teachers and the school counselor
- A physical performed by a family doctor
- 5 separate visits to their school counselor

The process took about 5 months with many meetings with myself and the school and physicians.

I have not heard of any blood tests that can determine if a child has adhd.


On a side note, I am very sorry for your loss. I had 4 miscarriages before this pregnancy and understand your pain. ((Hugs))
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October 6th, 2011, 11:45 PM
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Missy,

Thanks so much. Hopefully in the next 3 weeks we will be getting a BFP because I did clomid and a trigger. My DH brothers wife (long story, but I cant stand her) told our MIL last Monday that her son had a Dr appointment at 1 pm. So when my MIL goes by the house at 105pm, they are home, she thinks its weird. So she gets my FIL to call and she tells our FIL that they went early and that they did a blood test and he has ADHD. I called foul when I heard this, so having someone who knows about it, just proves that I am right in calling foul.
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October 8th, 2011, 03:17 PM
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umm yeah that is soooo not true! you can't diagnosis through blood work
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October 10th, 2011, 03:36 PM
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Yeah, they can't determine adhd through bloodwork but they can determine pregnancy!! Make sure you update me here or in PAL, ok?! Good luck!!!

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