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J Nerv Ment Dis. 2012 Jun;200(6):486-8. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0b013e318257c4b6.

DSM-5 further inflates attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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  • 1Department of Special Needs Education and Child Care, University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands.


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.

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