The key point of diagnosis is to rule out alternative explanations and to determine that a “clinically significant impairment in functioning” exists. Read More
As a tutor I have learned there are several conditions that can cause or mimic ADHD. Unfortunately it is more profitable to treat symptoms than causes.
Thank you for sharing your observation - If there is an underlying learning disorder it might go undiagnosed and therefore untreated or unsupported if the first stop is to diagnose ADHD.
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Lara Honos-Webb, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and author of multiple books.
When and how should we open up to loved ones?