Vision Problems are just one cause of ADHD misdiagnosis
It seems that since I wrote Mistaken for ADHD, more and more research has been published supporting my contention that many medical-social-emotional problems can and do cause ADHD misdiagnosis!
I hope this means that my book opened the eyes of some who were focused only on making a diagnosis of ADHD and “saw” ADHD symptoms in every child that had a behavior problem. Likewise, it’s just possible that because of Mistaken for ADHD, more doctors and therapists are truly doing a complete evaluation on behavior disordered children before labeling and treating them as ADHD. Whatever the reason, I think it’s great that we are seeing increased awareness of the ADHD-misdiagnosis-over-diagnosis-epidemic!
As noted in one of my previous posts, Vision Problems May Cause ADHD Misdiagnosis (http://www.mistakenforadhd.com/190/vision-problems-may-cause-adhd-misdiagnosis/), any sensory integrative disorder such as a vision or hearing problem can cause a child to display a behavior problem and be misdiagnosed as ADHD.
You should take a look at this great article that discusses how ADHD diagnosed kids might just be suffering from a vision problem:
Children diagnosed with ADHD may be suffering from vision problem
Reference: Chapter 9 in the ADHD book “Mistaken for ADHD”