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A detailed life history (starting with grandparents) performed by an experienced clinician is probably the most reliable diagnostic tool to determine whether a person has ADD/ADHD. A thorough physical examination, including allergy testing and nutritional analysis, is recommended. This should be supplemented by interviews with key people in the person's life, such as parents, spouse, and teachers.

Self-assessment tests are not a substitute for the procedures listed above, but may provide information indicating that further evaluation is needed. Our sole purpose is to provide information and support, not to be a substitute for professional evaluation.

Service providers for the Portland, OR, metro area are listed in the "Links & Resources" section.