Sunday, December 29, 2013

Studies show risks involved in the changes of the definition of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Researchers led by Rae Thomas from Bond University prove that the definition of ADHD had increased in its peripherals, leading to definitive problems. This wider definition is resulting in inappropriate diagnosis. The outcome is prescriptions of drugs to those who might not need the. People with ADHD are usually administered Ritalin or Vyvanse. Both under diagnosis and over0diagnosis can lead to misappropriation of the drug to the individual. It is important for patients to meet the set criteria by ICD and DSM to e diagnosed as having ADHD. In Australia there was an increase by 23% of the medications for ADHD through 2000-2011. In Britain, it went up by double for children and four-folds for adults through 2003-2008. Attitudes for prescribing these drugs may vary. Experts have suggested that the use of medication for the same should e studied with precaution. It should help those who need them very badly.

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