Doctor Discussion Guide

Most patients lack any real relationship with their healthcare provider, so an awkward dialogue takes place during most discussions in doctor’s offices. Here are the essential questions to be thinking about before going to your appointment, and questions to review with your healthcare provider to get the most out of the visit. Just select a condition in the box below and your prep list will appear below.

Attention Deficit (ADHD) Discussion Guide

Written by eHN Staff Tuesday, 27 March 2012 9:59PM

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a psychiatric behavioral disorder that shows itself as a persistent pattern of inattention and /or hyperactivity/impulsiveness that is more frequent and severe than is typically seen in your child´s peers. Only a trained health care provider can accurately diagnose your child´s ADHD.

Be prepared for your child´s next doctor´s appointment:

  • Answer the questions base on your child´s symptoms for the past 6 months.
  • Take your answers to your child´s doctor to discus his/her symptoms.

An accurate diagnosis can be made only through clinical evaluation.

  1. Does your child often fail to give close attention to details or make careless mistakes in schoolwork or other activities?
    1. Never
    2. Sometimes
    3. Often
    4. Almost always
  2. Does your child often have difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play activities?
    1. Never
    2. Sometimes
    3. Often
    4. Almost always
  3. Does your child often not seem to listen when spoken to directly?
    1. Never
    2. Sometimes
    3. Often
    4. Almost always
  4. Does your child often not follow through on instructions and fail to finish schoolwork, chores or duties?
    1. Never
    2. Sometimes
    3. Often
    4. Almost always
  5. Does your child often have difficulty organizing tasks and activities?
    1. Never
    2. Sometimes
    3. Often
    4. Almost always
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