Some professionals in psychiatric field madder than the patients they treat

So far in Singapore, we have not reached the level as in the US, where a high number of school children are being prescribed with drugs they don't need. But at the look of things, we may be heading that way. Here is an article from the Dept of Paediatrics, NUS. ADHD - in search of the 'real' deal ' In Singapore ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a diagnostic label which has made it into the mainstream with often dire consequences. Every child who is that little bit fidgety, or has touched something they should not, or is full of energy may be labelled as 'ADHD' by their parents, teachers or even well meaning strangers. Parents may also seek a diagnosis of 'ADHD' as they learn that their child may benefit from special consideration and exemptions during the examination setting. It is therefore important as professionals that a diagnosis of ADHD is an appropr...

Full article: http://wherebearsroamfree.blogspot.com/2011/10/some-profe...

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