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Saturday, November 5, 2016

ADHD May Be Over-Diagnosed In Those With Autism

New research suggests that a commonly-used screening tool for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may be faulty when used with children who have autism, potentially causing kids to receive inappropriate treatments.
Researchers analyzed results from the ADHD Rating Scale Fourth Edition for 386 kids ages 7 to 17 with autism. They found that children on the spectrum raised red flags on some questions whether or not the kids actually had ADHD.