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Understanding ADHD
Understanding ADHD

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1.3 Diagnosing ADHD

Like other mental health conditions, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) and International Classification of Diseases (ICD) can also be used to diagnose ADHD. The DSM and ICD are regularly updated and at the time of writing (2019-2020), DSM-5 is in use for diagnosing ADHD but ICD-10 is in the process of being revised to become ICD-11. This section focuses on DSM-5 and discusses the expected changes in classification of ADHD between ICD-10 and ICD-11.