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Defective — ADHD Tip O the Day 863

Who’s defective??! My patient sat with her head down, looking morose. I asked her why. “I’m defective,” she answered.” Just defective.” “What do you mean?” “Well, I have anxiety disorder and phobias. I’m just defective. I tried reassurance. “You’re not … Continue reading

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Is It Really ADHD? DSM V and ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 720

“Why do you call it ADHD.   Can’t you just let kids be kids?”   Drives me up the wall.  Total ignorance of ADHD.  If the kid is floundering, it’s not just being a kid. You don’t just label a … Continue reading

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Diagnosis of ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 719

(If you know about diagnosing ADHD and the DSM, you might skip down to the good bonus links.) To Diagnose ADHD: Sometimes I can talk to and observe a patient for just a few minutes and it’s obvious that they have … Continue reading

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Changing From ADD ADHD – – – ADD Tip O the Day 699

Changes For years, I’ve been using “ADD ADHD” because I thought it would address more readers and possibly produce more hits. Under the new DSM V system, it’s now called       Attention – Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.  You then specify Combined presentation, Predominantly … Continue reading

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DSM V Is Out!!!! — ADD Tip o the Day 402

The new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual is just published.  Yawn.  The effect on the diagnosis of ADD or ADHD is minimal, mainly a change from the symptoms had to be present from before 7 years old to some of them … Continue reading

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