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Clarifying an ADHD Diagnosis


A recent article in the New York Times highlighted and brought to the forefront America's obsession with a quick fix using overmedication in an irresponsible fashion.

The article does an adequate job pointing out the obvious and inherent flaws with this type of practice as well as the doctor rationale for such medical treatment approaches. However, what the article does not discuss is a counterpoint for the doctor's arguments that ADHD has "completely subjective" diagnostic criteria and that ADHD "isn't binary — you have it or you don't."

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