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Two studies published recently suggest there could be something wrong with the way ADHD is diagnosed
with the youngest in class twice as likely to be on stimulant medication, while the other study confirmed that whether children were born just before or just after the kindergarten cutoff date significantly affected their chances of being diagnosed with ADHD.
about 320 to 500 million US dollars is being wasted on unnecessary medication of young children for ADHD, of which 80 to 90 million i
"Many ADHD diagnoses may be driven by teachers' perceptions of poor behavior among the youngest children in a kindergarten classroom," said Elder, but the "symptoms" that teachers perceive may "merely reflect emotional or intellectual immaturity among the youngest students".
this is basically outsourcing the duties of a teacher to big pharma.
Originally posted by bluemirage5
reply to post by greeneyedleo
Teachers are not specialists (ie: developmental paediatricians) in the field of ADD/ADHD and other biological disorders. In fact even most mainstream GPs (family doctors) don't have the skill or know how to properly diagnose these kids. They MUST first have a neuro-scan and if nothing shows up on any of the imaging then diet and environment needs to be thoroughly looked in to.