The need to assess children thoroughly for ADHDBMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g12 (Published 06 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g12
- Jeremy J de Bono, ST6 acting consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist1,
- Victoria Thomas, specialty doctor2,
- Barry Chipchase, clinical director2,
- Paul McArdle, consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist1
- 1North of Tyne Community CYPS, Villa 9, Northgate Hospital, Morpeth NE61 3BP, UK
- 2Redburn, Ferndene, Prudhoe NE42 5PB, UK
Like other recent BMJ authors and correspondents, Tudor Hart questions the validity of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).1 His scepticism is derived from the correlation with “post-industrial dereliction” and a perception that the UK’s benefit system offers a powerful incentive to families to seek the diagnosis.
Correlations do seem to exist between …
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