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Old 04-15-10, 09:03 AM
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Re: Diagnostic Criteria for ADHD

I couldn't see these posted on the forum anywhere, but they're a new set of criteria proposed by Dr Russell Barkley, for the DSM V - whether they'll make it in, is anyones guess. But personally, in adults, I find them far more concise.
  • Is often easily distracted by extraneous stimuli (DSM-IV)
  • Often makes decisions impulsively (EF)
  • Often has difficulty stopping activities or behavior when he/she should do so (EF)
  • Often starts a project or task without reading or listening to directions carefully (EF)
  • Often shows poor follow-through on promises or commitments made to others (EF)
  • Often has trouble doing things in their proper order or sequence (EF)
  • Often more likely to drive a motor vehicle much faster than others (excessive speeding)(EF)
  • Often has difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play activities (DSM - optional)
  • Often has difficulty organizing tasks and activities (DSM - optional)
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