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Overdiagnosis of ADHD?
Old 11-22-2015, 06:13 PM
 
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I have been working at a high school for a few years and it seems 504 plans are given out all the time for ADHD. Because I am relatively newer to school psychology and to the secondary level, I am wondering if ADHD has always been this prevalent.

I know that the DSM-V has looser criteria, but it sure seems like many kids are being diagnosed. It's very odd considering that many of them can sit through the entire 504 meeting completely still and contribute. But when they are in class, they are completely inattentive and/or hyperactive according to parents. The kids who have ADHD really have ADHD and it is so obvious.

I am hoping for feedback from anyone who has noticed this (school psychs, counselors, teachers, etc.).


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