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Saturday, April 6, 2013
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Checklist approach results in ADHD over-diagnosis

At first I thought it was an April Fools' joke: a front page article on the New York Times announced that 11 percent of school-aged children in the U.S. have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Eleven percent!

The article went on to explain what I already knew as a psychologist -- the diagnosis has been given more and more frequently over the last 1...

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