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ADHD Medical Ambiguity: Medical Treatment Can Encourage Denial

Posted Jan 07 2009 2:59pm

No, No, No, No, No, NO NO!Image by {Alicia} via FlickrADHD Denial is Pervasive:
Both The Public and Some Medical Treatment Contributes to ADHD Denial

Responding to an article on the pervasive issues with the public regarding denial of ADHD as a medical illness written recently by Bryan Hutchinson over at ADDerWorld I realized that several aspects of the current medical diagnostic and treatment grid can also contribute to ADHD denial.

Said another way, if this ' medical finding/result' isn' t right, the denial/conclusion becomes: he/she couldn' t have ADHD.

New Article Up on ADHD Denial

So, I took a few moments to organize some thoughts over at EzineArticles on ADHD denial challenges. The title and link for the article: ADHD Denial - Medical Ambiguity Creates Significant Problems These medical oversights walk into my office everyday from other sectors of the medical community. This article describes in detail medical and medication patters that often encourage missed diagnosis and missed opportunities for treatment - that can last an entire lifetime.

A reminder - this is not an article for finger pointing and counterproductive comparisons - it' s a report of events that occur in the context of misinformation, and an evolving view of what it takes to actually manage those with ADHD in the current context of modern neuroscience.

What to do?
Do take a look at the article, download and distribute it as you wish,  and do send this specific note to your friends/colleagues, because this kind of discussion of the current sea of misinformation just might help that person in ADHD denial rethink their resistance to change. Notice the email link [and at the Green Share Button] at the bottom of the page here - your email, posting or notification could be helpful.

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