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August 19th, 2010, 03:11 PM
BensMom's Avatar Ephesians 4:29
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Nearly 1 million ADHD misdiagnoses, study says – The Chart - CNN.com Blogs

Interesting article. Perhaps it explains why so many are getting diagnosed now that weren't in years past? Maybe not.
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August 29th, 2010, 09:08 AM
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This does not surprise me at all. I work in a medical center where doctors often talk about parents who bring their children in insisting that their child has a problem because they aren't getting straight As or performing at a high level. This incites doctors to try to find something that is wrong with their child, even though they might not have any real problem.
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September 14th, 2010, 08:58 AM
KiwiMommy's Avatar Ashlynn's Mama
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Lurking, but felt like giving some input.
I was 'diagnosed' as ADD many years back, but they never seemed to draw the conclusion of gifted (which I was) plus regular schoolwork= distractable, bored, and "ADD" like.
I think they are misdiagnosing a lot of bored gifted children as ADD.

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September 14th, 2010, 09:07 AM
BensMom's Avatar Ephesians 4:29
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I completely agree with that one! I was (am) also gifted, and I know there were a lot of really smart kids who didn't make the cut because they were too "misbehaved". I know a lot of kids who did make the cut because their parents were pushy, too.
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