Research in Spain is homing in on a DNA chip to help diagnose ADD based on genetic markers called polymorphisms. It could be a powerful diagnostic tool. Presently, there is no single test for Attention Deficit Disorder; some doctors and members of the general public deny the existence of ADD/ADHD.
I can't count the times that I've been told that ADD is not a real disorder, since there isn't a test for it. Many parents have told me that their doctors tell them that when the parent asks about medication for the child. Wouldn't it be nice to have a single test? This article brings hope for that genetic test.