Sunday, February 5, 2023

Tag: overdiagnosis

Review: “(Mis)Diagnosed: How Bias Distorts Our Perception of Mental Health”

7
Psychiatric diagnoses can be shaped by prejudice, reflecting biases that ignore trauma, diminish populations, and invalidate humanity and experience.

Study Confirms Overdiagnosis of ADHD in Children and Teens

9
Medical researchers present evidence that ADHD is overdiagnosed in children and teens, which can lead to significant harm.

No, Autism Is Not Over-Diagnosed

85
Autism is an umbrella diagnosis at this point. The broadness of the diagnosis doesn’t tend to be useful to clinicians. But it is very useful to the individuals who live with it.

Psychiatry and the Stupidification of America

51
There are three steps to modern psychiatry’s successful business formula: 1. Get people to think that they’re stupid even though they’re smart. 2. Train them to actually think stupidly. 3. Directly stupidify them with chemicals.

Textbooks Provide Misleading Information on the Neurobiology of ADHD

5
When it comes to ADHD, some researchers suggest that medical textbooks provide inaccurate and misleading information.

Talking About Psych Diagnoses and Drugs: A Primer for Parents &...

14
It is important to tell parents the truth about what can and cannot be known about their child. In this way, people come to appreciate that labels and treatments offered by psychiatric professionals are far from being grounded in hard science.

Why Are the Youngest Children in a Classroom Diagnosed with ADHD?

5
A new article examines the implications of relative age on the ADHD diagnosis.

Kick Big Pharma Out of the Classroom

33
School-based strategies such as the “talk to your doctor” campaign about any childhood problem have been extremely effective in helping the pharmaceutical industry to marginalize traditional child-rearing practices and replace them with advice from mental health “experts” and the use of dangerous drugs. These campaigns are reminiscent of now-illegal vintage tobacco ads in which doctors endorsed cigarette smoking.

How “Mental Health Awareness” Exploits Schoolchildren

49
Imagine being a parent at a meeting with educators to discuss Johnny's academics or behavior. Suddenly, your child’s teacher is telling you that he needs to see a doctor for an assessment of a suspected “mental disorder,” which usually leads to a prescription for medication. Warned of “the risks against failing to intervene,” you will likely acquiesce.

Childhood Bipolar Disorder, Deconstructed

29
Diagnosing children with juvenile or pediatric bipolar disorder is largely an American phenomenon. Do we actually have more “bipolar” children in the United States—or are we simply labeling more of them as such? If it is ever fair to call a child “manic,” isn’t the child’s environment the direction in which we should look?

New Report Points to Gaps in the Evidence for Pediatric Bipolar...

17
A new report on pediatric bipolar critically examines the current evidence base and calls for more research before the diagnosis is used.

Rates of ADHD Diagnosis and Prescription of Stimulants Continue to Rise

15
Two new articles find that rates of ADHD diagnosis and stimulant prescription continue to rise all over the world.

Minimal Evidence for Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder in Childhood

12
Researchers offer a critical take on the inclusion of the Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder in the DSM-V.

Review Examines Causes and Consequences of Overdiagnosis in Primary Care

8
A new review in BMJ investigates overdiagnosis in primary care settings, where the majority of mental health care is provided in the U.S.

Large Increase in Poison Control Calls for Children Taking ADHD Drugs

1
New data shows that calls to US poison control centers have increased significantly for children taking stimulant ADHD drugs.

Mental Health Apps May Lead to Overdiagnosis, Study Finds

0
A new study finds that mental health apps promote a one-dimensional view of mental health.

Mental Health Apps Overdiagnose, Steer Toward Self-Help

0
From MobiHealthNews: "'We identified two dominant messages about mental health: one, poor or fragile mental health is ubiquitous; and two, individuals can easily manage their...

What Exactly Do We Mean by Overdiagnosis?

2
From The Lown Institute: "Is overdiagnosis inherently bad? Overdiagnosis not only leads to overtreatment but creates stress for patients who have to deal with this...

Despite the Evidence, Overprescription of Stimulants Continues

17
A new study finds that stimulant prescribing rates to children continue to rise despite the well-established evidence documenting overdiagnosis of ADHD and overprescription of stimulants.

Study Calls for Consensus on Overdiagnosis Across Medical Disciplines

5
Lack of overdiagnosis parameters stifles communication across fields seeking to mitigate its potential harm.

A Call for Obligatory Diagnostic Reporting and Appeals Mechanisms

24
Psychiatric diagnoses are ballooning in scope and in numbers, many have dramatic and life-changing consequences, reliability levels are poor, co-morbidity levels are high, and the validity of many are doubtful. Despite all this, they have escaped any kind of regulation. It's time for that to change.

Children Diagnosed with ADHD Younger are More Likely to get Multiple...

4
New research demonstrates that children diagnosed with ADHD at younger ages are more likely than those diagnosed later to receive multiple medications within five years of their diagnosis.

The Issue of Over-Diagnosing in Psychiatry

1
From The Concordian: On October 30th, Dr. Joel Paris, a professor of psychiatry at McGill University, gave a lecture about the dangers and consequences of...

Psychiatry’s Greatest Harm: Its Lies Have Poisoned Our Entire Culture

94
Psychiatry’s harms extend far beyond those people it ‘treats’ — they are undermining our society’s entire foundation. In just thirty years in America, the medical model's widespread acceptance has largely undone the huge adaptive potential that millions of years of brain evolution had provided.

Study Examines Overdiagnosis of Mental Health Disorders in Childhood

8
Are diagnoses of mental disorders among children and adolescents in developed countries disproportionate to disease prevalence trends?