Understood Explains | What happens in an ADHD test for adults?

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How do doctors test adults for ADHD? What kind of questions do they ask? How long does it take? “Understood Explains” host Dr. Roberto Olivardia breaks down the process so you’ll know what to look for in a thorough evaluation. Get an overview and answers to common questions.

For more resources, including a transcript formatted for easy skimming, visit the episode page on Understood.

00:00 Intro
00:51 What does an ADHD evaluation look like?
03:48 So, what are ADHD rating scales?
04:59 How long does this whole testing process take?
06:02 What is the diagnostic criteria for ADHD in adults?
07:42 Why is it so important to be open and honest during an ADHD evaluation?
08:31 Key takeaway, next episode, and credits

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