Assessment
Questionnaire

Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
 
News » ADHD overdiagnosed in children by unqualified people
 

ADHD overdiagnosed in children by unqualified people

Some people believe strongly that ADHD in children is being grossly overdiagnosed. Only professionals in the field of mental health should be allowed the right to diagnose ADHD and subsequently subscribe Ritalin. Ritalin is addictive and has cardiac side effects which can and has proven fatal in children with undiagnosed heart conditions. The CDC indicates that ADHD was diagnosed in 1.6 million elementary school children from 1997 to 1998.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Townhall

Related Disease Topics:

Related Symptom Topics:

Article Source Details

About: ADHD overdiagnosed in children by unqualified people

Date: 2 November 2004

Source: Townhall

Author: Armstrong Williams

URL: http://www.townhall.com/columnists/Armstrongwilliams/aw20041102.shtml

Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

More News Topics

  • Water claims to provide up to 80 percent of RDI of calcium
  • Website offers broad range of information about prescription drugs
  • Weight loss drug, orlistat, proves itself in trials
  • Weight loss in older people may be a sign of approaching dementia
  • Weight problems can lead to fertility problems
  • Weighty issue for men
  • Weighty issue with prostate cancer
  • Western diet increases diabetes risk
  • Western diet increases prostate cancer risk
  • Western scientists hope to unlock secrets of Chinese herbal medicines.
  •  

    By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

    Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise