What is AD/HD?
According to the American Psychiatric Association, AD/HD is a neurological disorder that affects 3% - 5% of school age children. It is characterized by developmentally inappropriate impulsivity, inattention, and in some cases, hyperactivity. AD/HD tends to persist from childhood through adolescence and many symptoms continue into adulthood. Recent studies estimate that between 30% - 70% of children with AD/HD continue to exhibit symptoms as an adult.
Why is AD/HD so difficult to assess?
The symptoms of AD/HD are similar to those of more than 30 other disorders, each requiring different types of medication/treatment. These include problems ranging from hearing/vision abnormalities or allergies to depression and anxiety.
What is the DataLex SM Indicator Report for AD/HD?
DataLex SM is the first objective tool your doctor can use to provide additional information in the assessment of AD/HD. The DataLex SM Indicator Report, combined with your doctor's evaluation, will lead to a more accurate assessment of AD/HD.
How is the DataLex SM Indicator Report being used?
Forward-thinking doctors across the U.S. now use the DataLex SM Indicator Report in their evaluation of patients suspected of having AD/HD. They have read the extensive clinical research and know how the report can achieve a more accurate assessment of the disorder. Doctors nationwide are using the Datalex SM Indicator Report for AD/HD because they recognize the importance of an objective tool to assist in the evaluation of their patients, and in making decisions about mental health assessments.
Is the use of the DataLex SM Indicator Report Changing Lives?
For patients suspected of having AD/HD, DataLex SM delivers things that have been missing from AD/HD evaluation thus far – objectivity and accuracy. Patients and parents deserve a highly accurate assessment of this disorder, so that the treatment received is justified and appropriate. For patients who are found not to have AD/HD, the avoidance of unnecessary medication or expensive treatment provides peace of mind.