Computer-based testing for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is broadly classified into three types – predominantly inattentive presentation, predominantly hyperactive/impulsive presentation and combined presentation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the prevalence rate of ADHD in children 5-17yrs is about 10.2%, with a higher prevalence rate in boys. ADHD also presents in adults and this may lead to impaired social or occupational functioning.
Prime Psychiatry offers computer based testing for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) using the Conners Continuous Performance Test 3rd Edition (CPT 3). The CPT 3 is a task-oriented computerized assessment of attention-related problems in individuals aged 8 years and older. It indexes the respondent’s performance in areas of sustained attention, inattentiveness, impulsivity and vigilance, hence its usefulness in diagnosing ADHD and other neurological conditions related to attention.