ADHD is frequently overdiagnosed. I call it that “lazy clinician label.” Most clinicians point to ADHD when they lack the appropriate knowledge to decipher between two similar disorders, medical conditions, or a complex diagnostic history. Even for adults, ADHD has become the catch-all term for adults struggling with attention, hyperactivity, or inattentiveness. But the reality is that ADHD can often look like the following disorders:
- Bipolar disorder (manic symptoms)
- Substance abuse
- Withdrawal symptoms from drugs or medications
- Personality disorders
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Mental Retardation
- Problems of life!
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