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ADHD Diagnosis - The Label Search: Hyperactivity, Impulsivity?

Posted May 17 2009 10:10pm
archery
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ADHDHyperactive Diagnosis: Labels By Description Miss the Mark

The Treatment Challenge: If we shoot our best medications by appearances, by description, and thereby miss the person, miss how that person actually functions, we often shoot wild.

This brief YouTube summarydiscusses Hyperactivity from the current coding perspective. If we think more functionally and target functional change, we can become more successful with treatment strategies.

Regrettably, diagnostic targets remain mostly descriptive because brain function remains, to some, a mystery in the office.  SPECT functional  brain imaging experience shows, reassuringly,  that we can and should change the way we ask questions - without scanning every patient.

See what you think. You heard it first here…

Stay tuned for my next video on ADHD Diagnosis: ADHD Anxiety is real.

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