New test boosts accuracy of detecting ADHD

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    New test boosts accuracy of detecting ADHD - Times of India

    The accuracy and efficiency of identifying Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the young could improve by 30 per cent, thanks to a new testing method.

    Its symptoms are poor attention span, distraction, failure to follow instructions, getting easily bored, difficulty with details, careless mistakes, forgetfulness and hyperactivity among others.

    They found they could pinpoint young people with ADHD with 96 per cent accuracy through the tests, which detected variations in sustained attention, impulsivity, inhibition, intrusions and response variability.