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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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Department of Special Needs Education and Child Care, University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands. l.batstra@rug.nl

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.

PMID:
22652611
DOI:
10.1097/NMD.0b013e318257c4b6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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