Proposed DSM-5 Changes for ADHD

By |2016-11-20T07:53:46-05:00March 14th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Books, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), published by the American Psychiatric Association, will have a new edition published in 2013. This edition will be called the DSM-5. (This is a departure from previous editions, because a roman numeral will not be used in the title.) The DSM is used by clinicians to determine [...]

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When do ADHD symptoms really begin?

By |2016-10-05T06:46:12-04:00February 8th, 2010|Categories: ADHD, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |

According to the DSM-IV-TR (2000), to meet the criteria for a diagnosis of ADHD, "some hyperactive-impulsive or inattentive symptoms that caused impairment were present before the age of seven years." So let's say your an adult that thinks they might have ADHD. But what if your parents didn't notice ADHD symptoms until you were 8 years [...]

Is it “ADD” or “ADHD”?

By |2016-10-05T06:46:15-04:00August 10th, 2006|Categories: ADHD|Tags: , , , , , , , |

You will hear people say that they have "ADHD" or "ADD without the 'H'". "ADD" is thought of as having inattention and distraction without hyperactivity. The term "ADHD" is sometimes used to describe inattention and distraction with hyperactivity. According to the DSM (a diagnostic manual), the term is "ADHD", and there are three types. First, there [...]

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