Discussion Questions - ADHD

Discussion Questions - ADHD - Is it common for...

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Discussion Questions 1) When the DSM-IIIR was released, it stipulated that a child may only be diagnosed with ADHD if the onset of the condition occurred before the age of 7 years. Barkley, however, was more ambiguous in his definition of ADHD by saying that symptoms “often” arise in early childhood. Would such a wording justify a psychologist in diagnosing a child older than 7?
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Unformatted text preview: Is it common for psychologists to use imprecise words such as “often”? If so, why? 2) On page 187, the book says that each case of ADHD is “varied and unique, with behaviors varying from child to child.” Could this variability reduce the effectiveness of a given treatment? Is it fair to lump such a variety of cases under one diagnosis?...
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