The Overgeneralization of ADHD: How Current Diagnostic and Treatment Methods Only Focus on Hyperactivity, Impulsivity, and Inattention

Name: Faith Izzard-Brookes Program & Year: Psychology, 4th year Project Type: Research Essay

Name: Faith Izzard-Brookes

Program & Year: Psychology, 4th year

Project Type: Research Essay

7 thoughts on “The Overgeneralization of ADHD: How Current Diagnostic and Treatment Methods Only Focus on Hyperactivity, Impulsivity, and Inattention

  1. Excellent job!
    It’s a very important topic that doesn’t get the attention it deserves.
    The fact that you are working on this on your own is even more impressive. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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  2. Definitely! It is surprising to see that professionals can misdiagnose many with ADHD and this can have a huge impact of the individuals lives and is greatly unfair to them. This prevents them from right diagnosis and treatment which can be detrimental long term. A great research essay highlighting an important issue!

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    1. Thank you so much, Nusrat! You’re definitely right, especially considering many with ADHD need accommodations in order to function in a neurotypical environment. I greatly appreciate your time reading my work!

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  3. These were really interesting and thought provoking findings. There is such a big misconception that ADHD only manifests as the broad symptoms you mentioned. Particularly people often think of a hyperactive little boy as the face of ADHD when it can affect men and women well into adulthood. I appreciate this more open conversation we’re starting to see surrounding the underdiagnosis of ADHD especially in women. An aspect I hadn’t considered that you touched on was the potential misdiagnosis of ADHD. It makes me wonder how many children have been unnecessarily medicated due to this. Well done!

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    1. Thank you, Paige! I’m glad there was information that you can take from my work! There is definitely a lot of misunderstanding around ADHD and the stigma is astonishing. My hopes are that with more research and conversations like this, we can develop a better way to treat ADHD, especially when it’s not the little boy who can’t sit still in class!

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