The Diagnosis of ADHD- JUNE 17TH 2011
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The use of Ritalin to treat children with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) has been the subject of intense debate recently. Prescriptions for Ritalin have increased from 389,000 in 2005 to 661,000 in 2010. According to NICE Guidelines medication should only be prescribed in cases of ‘severe’ ADHD. We discuss what behaviours children have to show to give them a diagnosis of ADHD. Is it time to review the NICE Guidelines?
To discuss the issues Jenni is joined by Dr Sami Timimi, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in the Lincolnshire NHS and Dr Tim Kendall, Adult Psychiatrist and spokesperson from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
|EXPONENTIAL GROWTH OF ADHD DIAGNOSIS + PRESCRIPTIONS RATE.
|DAVE TRAXSON DEBATING WITH DR TIM KENDALL REPRESENTING THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PSYCHIATRISTS on 11th February 2011 click below: