ADHD Misdiagnosis-Increased Awareness in Parents and Teachers

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ADHD Misdiagnosis-Increased Awareness in Parents and Teachers

One of my many goals in publishing this blog-Mistakenforadhd.com is to help increase awareness of the pitfalls parents face when it comes to making an accurate ADHD diagnosis and finally deciding on the best ADHD treatment.

We all need to be involved in improving the process of identifying suspected ADHD children, evaluating their behavior problems or learning problems thoroughly and making sure that they are not misdiagnosed as ADHD instead of being treated for the real cause of their behavior.

I believe if teachers, doctors, therapists and parents don’t develop a keener sense of what is and what is not ADHD that we are going to have an ADHD misdiagnosis crisis that may harm the futures of more than 4 million children and teens in the next year.

In order to help improve that public awareness and sound a warning about the pain and suffering that misdiagnosing and mislabeling a child with ADHD can cause; I’ve been doing dozens of radio talk show and recently was invited for interview on a popular television show in Greenville, SC.

Both of the hosts, Jack Roper and Kimberly Kelly have serious concerns about ADHD misdiagnosis and what happens to a child as a result of wrongful labeling and treatment with mind altering drugs that might cause many problems. Their concerns are just a couple of examples of how parents are worrying about whether or not their child really does have ADHD… or is it really something else?

It’s very difficult to treat a disorder such as ADHD; until the diagnosis has been properly made!

Dr. Frank

Here’s a link to the interview….thought you might want to take a look:

Your Carolina

With Jack and Kimberly

http://www.yourcarolina.tv/ycvideo/entry/mistakenadhd/ 

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