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Answer 3
  1. Novel setting. Signs and symptoms of ADHD may be minimal or absent when the patient is under very strict control from parents or authority figures, in a novel setting (eg, the doctor’s office), engaged in especially interesting activities (eg, playing video-games, watching television), or experiencing frequent rewards for appropriate behaviors. The symptoms of ADHD are most likely to occur in group situations, such as playgroups, classrooms, or work environments. Clinicians should, therefore, inquire about the patient’s behavior in a variety of situations within each setting.

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