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The official criteria for a diagnosis of ADHD in children say that 6 or more inattentive symptoms and/or 6 or more hyperactive/impulsive symptoms (5 or more in people age 17 or older) must occur often and for at least 6 months.
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These are not the only criteria used to diagnose ADHD. Diagnosis should be based on a complete history and evaluation by a healthcare provider. Remember, only a doctor or other trained healthcare provider can accurately diagnose ADHD.
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Vyvanse may help increase attention and decrease impulsiveness and hyperactivity in children ages 6 to 17 with ADHD. Ask your child's doctor and click below to explore the study results.
It all starts with an open and honest conversation about your child’s health. This Doctor Discussion Guide can help. A couple things to remember, this discussion guide is not a diagnostic tool. Only a doctor or other healthcare provider can diagnose ADHD.