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Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease:
doi: 10.1097/NMD.0b013e318257c4b6
Original Article

DSM-5 Further Inflates Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Batstra, Laura PhD*; Frances, Allen MD

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Abstract

Abstract: Since the publication of DSM-IV in 1994, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) prevalence and medication use unexpectedly increased significantly. In this article, we explore the DSM-5 proposals for ADHD that are likely to further increase its prevalence. We also address the possible harmful consequences of further expansion of this already broad, defined, and inflated DSM category.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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