What is the role of a physical exam in children presenting with pediatric attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?

Updated: Sep 09, 2021
  • Author: Maggie A Wilkes, MD; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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A focused physical examination is recommended if none has been performed within the last year or if suggested by history. Although a child or adolescent with ADHD (ADD) may exhibit few symptoms in a clinical setting, careful observation of behavior is important.


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