When appearances can deceive: final diagnoses in a child psychiatric unit
The high prevalence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and the attention this diagnosis has received in the media and in popular culture has led to a situation where parents, teachers and social workers quite frequently recognise apparent symptoms of ADHD, despite being less familiar with symptoms of lesser-known diagnoses. As a result, it is not surprising that a very large number of referrals are made with the aim of investigating the possibility of ADHD.
ADHD in practice 2012; 4(3): 14–16
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