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Old 02-13-13, 10:41 AM
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Re: this DR Barkley quote states that Neurological tests have no value in the diagnos

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Originally Posted by ackblerg View Post
I think these tests would add legitimacy to the condition. Given that there's much debate in society over whether ADHD exists or not, which is something that seems specific to ADHD and not other mental disorders. For people with ADHD its not just the problem of dealing with the disorder- its also dealing with other people who question whether it even exists.
While there is a debate in the general public about the reality of ADHD, there is not one among scientists and clinicians. The reality of ADHD is considered a scientific fact with fact being defined as confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.

The problem is that the debate is being kept alive by groups of anti-psychiatry zealots who seem to have little interest in truth or accuracy.

So you are quite correct, dealing with people who do doubt or do not believe in the reality of ADHD is one of the battles we have to fight and yes a well validated test would be very useful with this but right now, we don't have one.



Good points that many reflect questions about ADHD that many have. Thanks for bringing them up.

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