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We need a different national conversation about ADHD

posted Nov 15, 2012, 3:09 AM by Admin Osteoinfo
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most diagnosed childhood disorder in Australia. Most of us now know someone, or someone’s child, who has been diagnosed with ADHD. Reports on television current affairs shows often portray the impact of the hyperactive and inattentive behaviour associated with ADHD. At the same time, there’s ongoing controversy about potential ADHD over-diagnosis and its treatment with psychostimulant medication. But ultimately, the “is ADHD real” debate is about blame. It results in either blaming parents for not disciplining their child or professionals who should be doing more to help. The result is a deadlock with a lot of spent energy and very little positive difference. http://theconversation.edu.au/we-need-a-different-national-conversation-about-adhd-9289