you suspect that your child might have this problem, the best is to make an
assessment by a qualified psychologist.
adequate diagnosis is essential for an effective treatment. An early diagnosis
is equally essential for a good intervention
evaluation of this complex disorder must be done from a multiprofessional
perspective that addresses both the psychological, educational and medical
is no single test that alone allows an exclusive and reliable diagnosis.
establish the final diagnostic judgment it is necessary to gather information
from the different sources that surround the child.
evaluation should include:
1. A complete medical examination to evaluate the child’s general health.
2. A professional psychological evaluation.
3. A family assessment for which behavioural scales are used.
4. A school evaluation that includes the child’s academic and behavioural history in the classroom.
The diagnosis will be based on compliance with DSM-V criteria, which are the diagnostic criteria established by the American Academy of Psychiatry (1994) or the ICD-10 (1992) criteria recognized and established by OMS.