We received an email from a listener who asked, “How effective is the T.O.V.A. (Test of Variables of Attention) as a diagnostic tool for ADHD?” The listener was administered this test by a therapist but the results did not indicate she had ADHD. Years later, the listener is being treated for ADHD and said it “helped immensely” but is second guessing her ADHD diagnosis because of her T.O.V.A. results.
Ned shares that tests like the T.O.V.A. should not solely be used to diagnose ADHD, and talks about the method he’s found to be a much more reliable and accurate diagnostic tool.
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