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Psychological Diagnosis: Dangerous, Desirable, or Both?

Psychological Diagnosis: Dangerous, Desirable, or Both? | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

How do labels hurt and how can they be helpful?

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The Human Cost of Diagnosis

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Many mental health professionals are speaking out about their fears and doubts related to the proposed revisions to the DSM. The following is an invited piece by Lois Holzman on the subject. I think you'll find it interesting and eye-opening.

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ADHD Can Be Diagnosed In Kids From Age 4, Says American Academy Of Pediatrics

ADHD Can Be Diagnosed In Kids From Age 4, Says American Academy Of Pediatrics | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
New treatment guidelines by the American Academy of Pediatrics say that Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be diagnosed in kids as young as four years of age, down from six years...
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Scott S.'s curator insight, September 15, 2015 12:19 AM

It can be, however, be careful that it is not masking ASD.  They share very similar diagnostic criteria and the child should be observed in many different settings before it can be diagnosed correctly.  See other articles:

 

http://aboutpsychologydegrees.com/julia-steiny-adhd-overdiagnosis-a-mental-health-crisis/#.Ve6SHJ7uImY.scoopit

 

http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2015/09/03/Early-diagnosis-of-ADHD-shows-progress-on-its-treatment/3991441288677/