Q: My GP thinks I may have ADHD. What would they have taken into account in deciding this?

A: Your GP has probably read the DSM-5 criteria for AD/HD. Different GPs may be more experienced in diagnosing AD/HD than others. Behaviours they may have considered might include: Some of the behavioural symptoms your doctor will observe may include: anger management difficulties; difficulties coping with stress; difficulties following through and completing tasks; difficulties maintaining a focus; difficulties multi-tasking; difficulties planning; disorganization and problems prioritizing; excessive activity or restlessness; frequent mood swings; impulsivity; low frustration tolerance; and, time management difficulties. Your GP may have observed a difficulty in sitting still; fidgeting; a rapid speed of speech and non-stop talking.

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