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Conners Testing for ADHD
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. The symptoms of this disorder include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior, and hyperactivity (over-activity).
ADHD symptoms can appear as early as the ages of 3 to 6 and can continue throughout adolescence and adulthood. The symptoms of ADHD can be mistaken for emotional or disciplinary problems and have the potential to be overlooked entirely in quiet, well-behaved children, thus leading to a delay in diagnosis. Adults with undiagnosed ADHD may have a history of poor academic performance, problems at work, or difficulty maintaining relationships.
In order to properly and efficiently obtain the feedback that constitutes whether or not the patient would benefit from ADHD-based treatment, a series of computerized tests are often recommended. With these computerized tests, more commonly known as Conners tests, patients are presented with repetitive, mundane tasks and must maintain their focus over a period of time in order to respond to targets or inhibit response to deterrents. After completion, the results are subsequently compared to normative scores of correct detection, reaction time, and omission/commission errors. The eventual results will allow proper diagnosis, as well as indicate whether medicinal regimens would be advisably incorporated with cognitive behavioral treatment.