Let’s debate treatment insteadBMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c2239 (Published 28 April 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2239
- Martin W Wetzel, assistant professor1
- 1Department of Psychiatry, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-8470, USA
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 …