Over-Diagnosis

Over-Diagnosis

For this short paper, students should draw references and background support information from the two articles assigned as readings in this module—What Is Attention

Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? and DSM-5 Changes: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)—as well as the assigned video, American Children and Mental Health.
Answer these questions in the paper
•    How are behavioral and conduct disorders diagnosed?
•    What factors potentially contribute to the over-diagnosis of these types of disorders?
•    What long- and short-term implications does over-diagnosis have on a child?
•    Substantiate your findings with specific examples and research.

Use these sources

http://pro.psychcentral.com/dsm-5-changes-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd/004321.html

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder/index.shtml

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VRFZpJuWF4

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