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Old 08-24-17, 07:08 PM
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Re: Mild AD(H)D, Moderate AD(H)D and Severe AD(H)D

Originally Posted by Fuzzy12 View Post
So does this mean that neither mild nor moderate cases as per the new definition would have been diagnosed at all in dsm lV?
Mild and Mild-Moderate would not likely have been diagnosed?

This confuses me because this raises the rate of diagnoses even higher.

Either the genetic estimates are really wrong, or the changes in diagnostic criteria are really wrong, or the environmental factors have a much bigger impact on the rate of diagnosis than previously thought?

Genetic factors alone could not change so quickly.

Epigenetic factors could.

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