Cincinnati Children's Blog

Diagnosis Is Key to Helping Kids with A.D.H.D.

Tanya Froehlich, MD, MS, FAAP, discusses the issues surrounding A.D.H.D. diagnosis and why it is important. Though valid concerns have been raised about A.D.H.D. over-diagnosis and medication misuse, A.D.H.D. is a real medical issue that can significantly improve with proper diagnosis and treatment.

“So, for children who truly have A.D.H.D. — including and especially the members of our most vulnerable groups — diagnosis and treatment are critical for well-being,” writes Froehlich. “We do these children a huge disservice by demonizing A.D.H.D. and denying them access to important services.”

Read Dr. Froehlich’s entire commentary from The New York Times.

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