ADHD controversies: more or less diagnosis?

Florence Levy*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The ADHD diagnosis is discussed in terms of genetic influences, DSM-IV versus DSM5 changes and criticisms, gender differences, and comorbidity. Important comorbidities are discussed. Issues in relation to etiology, boundaries with normal behaviour, and with comorbid conditions, as well as when to treat with medication remain a challenge for clinicians and researchers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTroublesome Disguises
Subtitle of host publicationManaging Challenging Disorders in Psychiatry
EditorsDinesh Bhugra, Gin S. Malhi
Place of PublicationWest Sussex, UK
PublisherWiley-Blackwell, Wiley
Number of pages11
Edition2nd ed.
ISBN (Electronic)9781118799574
ISBN (Print)9781119993148
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • ADHD
  • Co-morbidities
  • DSM5
  • Gender differences
  • Learning difficulties


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