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  • A child with ADHD has three main symptoms – inattention, impulsivity and overactivity.
  • Not all children with these symptoms have ADHD.
  • No single test can diagnose ADHD. Assessment by a doctor or psychologist involves putting together lots of pieces of information to make a diagnosis.
  • A child with ADHD needs support and understanding from their family, carers and teachers.
  • Medication, positive parenting strategies, school support and counselling may help children with ADHD and their families.

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Reviewed on: 09-12-2019