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Old 05-29-2017, 07:21 PM   #1
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This article talks about ADHD diagnosis for adults. Over diagnosis and over prescription of amphetamines is one of the possible outcomes. What makes diagnosis difficult is
For example, he says, some adult patients meet multiple criteria for ADHD, such as inattention, hyperactivity or impulsivity, but may not have the disorder.

"So you meet the criteria, but the question is, 'Are your goals realistic for who you are? Or are you trying to do too much?' " he cautions. "I think this culture absolutely encourages people to do too much."
Adult ADHD Cannot Be Diagnosed With A Simple Screening Test, Doctors Warn : Shots - Health News : NPR
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I went to a general practice doc and he made me feel like a crack addict. Then he informed me I had to be diagnosed by psychologist
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I definitely agree that over-diagnosis is a problem, especially among young adults. However, I think it comes more from unrealistic expectations from others rather than unrealistic goals. There is so much pressure nowadays (pressures that i can speak to as a college student) - everything from academics to extracurriculars to career achievements.
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