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ADHD Diagnosis
Posted On 13/02/2010 14:51:04 by administrator

For all those families whose children have received a diagnosis of ADHD - you may well have been advised to look at introducing medication.

 

Have you ever wondered how that diagnosis came about? It is not like diabetes for example which is established through simple blood tests - it is down to a checklist of criteria.

Those criteria are defined by people who sit in rooms and talk about it. And guess what they can't agree on it  - does that inspire you with confidence?

 

http://www.medpagetoday.com/Psychiatry/ADHD-ADD/18454

 

And if that is not enough - there is even a new disorder designer label for children's behaviour:

 

Temper dysregulation disorder - now as an educationalist  of many years standing - I would appear to have encountered this in every classroom I  have visited. I wonder how much the pharmaceutical companies will make out of this particular epidemic?

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=123544191&ps=cprs

Please let me know what you think?

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