If you suspect that your child might have this problem, the best is to make an assessment by a qualified psychologist.
An adequate diagnosis is essential for an effective treatment. An early diagnosis is equally essential for a good intervention
The evaluation of this complex disorder must be done from a multiprofessional perspective that addresses both the psychological, educational and medical evaluation.
There is no single test that alone allows an exclusive and reliable diagnosis.
To establish the final diagnostic judgment it is necessary to gather information from the different sources that surround the child.
The evaluation should include:
- A complete medical examination to evaluate the child’s general health.
- A professional psychological evaluation.
- A family assessment for which behavioural scales are used.
- 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.