Speed up and sit still : the controversies of ADHD diagnosis by Martin Whitely

By Martin Whitely

Accelerate and sit down nonetheless, covers complicated fabric approximately ADHD in an easy-to-read structure geared toward mom and dad, academics, doctors, coverage setters and the neighborhood at large.

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Indd 26 5/07/10 12:52 PM DIAGNOSIS: DISEASE, DISOR DER OR DIFFER ENCE? best health policy and practice. 29 The methodology used in the study was fundamentally flawed. It involved the parents of 2737 children completing a checklist on the behaviour of their child,30 not an effort to ensure the children being tested met the full criteria for a diagnosis of ADHD. There was no measure for impairment or any attempt to establish that the child displayed the behaviours in at least two settings, nor were other explanations for the ADHD type behaviours explored.

48 Despite this it is often claimed that the benefits of medicating for ADHD outweigh the risks. When asked for proof of the medications’ effectiveness ‘experts’ will often respond that there are thousands of scientific papers that support their claims. When asked, however, which one of these scientific papers has robust methodology, they cannot identify a single long-term research paper that stands scrutiny. indd 50 5/07/10 12:52 PM A MPHETA MINE DEFICIT DISOR DER Oregon ADHD Drug Effectiveness Review Compelling evidence for the poor quality of this research was demonstrated in 2005 through the Oregon Health and Science University ADHD Drug Effectiveness Review Project.

In my opinion, we should try what medication we give our kids in the way we once tested the temperature of the milk. When I think of the strength of the drugs being given to children in this billion-dollar industry the rage I feel brings me to tears. Thanks to DSM-IV’s list of subjective behavioural patterns, it is easy to get diagnosed with ADHD, and therefore be prescribed. Someone could claim to often make careless mistakes, often lose things, to dislike homework, often run late, often interrupt people, fail to do household chores and/ or confess to always being ‘on the go’.

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