Intended for healthcare professionals

Letters Do adults have ADHD?

Let’s debate treatment instead

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 28 April 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2239
  1. Martin W Wetzel, assistant professor1
  1. 1Department of Psychiatry, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-8470, USA
  1. mwetzel{at}

    I thought the days of polarised debates on whether psychiatric diagnoses such as adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)1 2 are valid had been dropped long ago.

    Diagnoses in psychiatry tend to be questioned because we don’t have objective tests: when we do, psychiatric disorders become neurological disorders. Many other medical diagnoses share this characteristic …

    View Full Text

    Log in

    Log in through your institution


    * For online subscription