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Differential Diagnosis and Comorbidity: Primary Healthcare Provider Perspective 

Differential Diagnosis and Comorbidity: Primary Healthcare Provider Perspective
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Differential Diagnosis and Comorbidity: Primary Healthcare Provider Perspective
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Sydney A. Rice

and William N. Marshall

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199948925.003.0004
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date: 17 October 2018

It can be challenging to differentiate typical active and inattentive preschool behaviors from behavior disorders or medical conditions that merit further evaluation and treatment. A variety of medical diagnoses are comorbid with ADHD or can mimic the symptoms of ADHD. Serious medical and psychosocial issues can be overlooked or misdiagnosed if a broader perspective is not taken. Parents and medical providers of preschool children must take into account medical concerns that affect the diagnosis of preschool children with ADHD.

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