CHFD 307 WK 8 FORUM - What effect might misdiagnosis have on their lives A misdiagnosis can harm a child in that they are being labeled with a condition

CHFD 307 WK 8 FORUM - What effect might misdiagnosis have...

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What effect might misdiagnosis have on their lives?A misdiagnosis can harm a child in that they are being labeled with a condition that is not correct, and given medicine to help a condition that does not exist within them. When they are misdiagnosed, the underlying problem is not being treated, and goes unnoticed (respectfully).Why should or shouldn't we diagnose young children?I believe we should not diagnose young children with things such as depression, or any other disorder that may have a very broad definition, or can be easily misdiagnosed. According to the text, depression isnot uncommon in adolescents as they transition through puberty. Park & Gauvain (2009) explained that challenges, puberty, and stress may contribute to feelings such as low self-worth and guilt. They proposed parents should intervene during this time to keep the young adult from self-destruction (Park & Gauvain, 2009).What age is "too young" to diagnose, or is there no age limit?
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