Misdiagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: 'Normal behaviour' and relative maturity.

@article{FordJones2015MisdiagnosisOA,
  title={Misdiagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: 'Normal behaviour' and relative maturity.},
  author={Polly Christine Ford-Jones},
  journal={Paediatrics & child health},
  year={2015},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={200-2}
}
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most frequently diagnosed disorders in children, yet it remains poorly understood. Substantial controversy exists regarding correct diagnosis of ADHD, and areas of subjectivity in diagnosis have been identified. Concerns for appropriate diagnosis are critical in terms of children's educational outcomes, as well as health concerns associated with the use and potential overuse of stimulant medications. There exists a relative-age… CONTINUE READING