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 doctors 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 patients behavior in a variety of
situations within each setting.
- Novel setting.
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