Accurate Diagnosis of ADHD in the Absence of Teacher Reports

 ADHD in the News 2016-05-12

Supplementation of parent symptom reports with clinical data may work as an alternative diagnostic strategy in some cases of suspected ADHD, according to a team of researchers from Boston University School of Medicine in Massachusetts.1 The team was seeking a strategy that would allow clinicians to make a DSM-IV–compliant diagnosis in situations in which assessment of child behavior in the school setting—generally considered a key component to proper diagnosis—cannot be obtained.