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 (, 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

Dr. Frank

Reference: Chapter 9 in the ADHD book “Mistaken for ADHD” 

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