Is ADD a Pop Diagnosis?
OMG, a Google search for ADD reveals more than 834 million sites/articles! Even Psych Central offers a free quiz to help you determine if you might have ADD and need to see a professional. Is this problem over diagnosed? Is it today's pop-disorder? Is it a crutch for a child's low school performance or a parent's excuse for his/her kid's outrageous behavior?
Born to Explore explains, "Attention Deficit Disorder, or ADD/ADHD, is a psychological term currently applied to anyone who meets the DSM IV diagnostic criteria for impulsivity, hyperactivity and/or inattention. The diagnostic criteria are subjective and include behavior which might be caused by a wide variety of factors, ranging from brain defects to allergies to giftedness. ADD, as currently defined, is a highly subjective description, not a specific disease."
Tuesday morning, January 31, Helen Neville, RN reveals amazing facts about Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder on my radio show, The Parent's Plate. Helen will answer question about what medicines do, how do they help or hurt children with ADHD, and discuss the bad side effects.
We welcomes callers 1-877-864-4869 anytime between 10-11 AM (EST), Do you have questions, comments, disagreements, or stories about ADD and ADHD? I hope you'll listen to this powerful and insightful episode and call in to participate!