New ADHD Test Approved

July 23, 2013 | Crandall & Pera Law
New ADHD Test Approved

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first brain wave test to help diagnose attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and determine whether it is the cause of a particular behavioral problem in children. 

About 9 percent of adolescents have ADHD, displaying hyperactive, impulsive and behavioral problems, and the average age of diagnosis is 7, according to the American Psychiatric Association.

Using an electroencephalogram, or EEG, the test measures combinations of theta and beta brain waves that tend to be more prevalent in children with ADHD The results showed that, with the Neuropsychiatric EEG-Based Assessment Aid, doctors would be able to make a more accurate diagnosis than using traditional methods like behavioral questionnaires and I.Q. testing alone, according to the FDA Read the full details here:

Brain Test to Diagnose A.D.H.D. Is Approved

ADHD is a significant problem with some confusion over whether the diagnosis is being correctly made. An EEG, which is a test that has been available for decades, may offer some information which can predict this disorder.

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