Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder differential diagnosis
ADHD must be differentiated from other diseases that cause behavioral issues and anxiety such as anxiety disorder, dissociative disorder, conduct disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder. ADHD must also be differentiated from the other psychiatric disorders with which it shares common genetic roots, including autism, bipolar disorder, major depression, and schizophrenia.
- Anxiety disorders
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Childhood bipolar disorder
- Childhood depression
- Conduct disorder
- Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder
- Intellectual disability
- Intermittent explosive disorder
- Learning disorder
- Neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., autism)
- Neuroendocrine abnormality (e.g., hyperthyroidism)
- Oppositional defiant disorder
- Physical abuse or neglect
- Reactive attachment disorder
- Substance use disorder
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- Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders : DSM-5. Washington, D.C: American Psychiatric Association. 2013. ISBN 0890425558.