Is ADHD Diagnosis Flawed? Younger Classmates More Likely to Be Diagnosed


From Sociology Lens: “Along with gender and birthdate, other risk factors for receiving medication for ADHD include racesocio-economic status, and clinician, teacher and parental attitudes. In addition, sleep deprivation, bullying, abuse, trauma, poor nutrition, toxins, dehydration, hearing and eyesight problems, giftedness (boredom), intellectual disadvantage (frustration) and a host of other factors have been associated with an increased risk of being diagnosed with and/or medicated for ADHD. If, as is routinely claimed, ADHD is a genetically determined neurobiological disorder, a child’s birthdate, gender and most of these other factors should have no bearing on a child’s chances of ‘having’ ADHD.”

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