[LMB] On ADHD
agnes at charrel.net
Sun Oct 20 01:03:27 BST 2019
On 10/19/19 12:58, Matthew George wrote:
> What distinguishes mere variation in a trait from a 'disorder'? he asked
That question is part of the diagnosis decision tree. Per the DSM the
distinction is the presence of significant impairment/impact on
For ADD: "D. There is clear evidence that the symptoms interfere with,
or reduce the quality of, social, academic, or occupational functioning."
For ASD: "D. Symptoms cause clinically significant impairment in social,
occupational, or other important areas of current functioning."
And so on.
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