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misdiagnosis

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 30, 2006
  • 03:59 PM

which is the procedure to for AD diagnosis ?

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  • Do you mean ADHD or ADD? (Attention-deficit disorder). If so, it is almost subjective in nature. There may be a dozen or so variables such as: Has trouble keeping attention on tasks or play.Doesn't appear to listen when being told something.Neither follows through on instructions nor completes chores, schoolwork, or jobs (not due to oppositional behavior or failure to understand).Has trouble organizing activities and tasks.Dislikes or avoids tasks that involve sustained mental effort (homework, schoolwork).Forgetful.Etc. There are a few more. Then, if the practioner feels you have 6 or more of the above, then you get the diagnosis.Could seem to be bogus. Notice almost everybody has some of the above!! If you need further help, let me know.
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  • Since you posted under the anxiety disorder catagory, I will assume that is what you are using AD to describe. For a person to be diagnosed with an Anxiety Disorder they must meet a certain criteria as layed out in a DSM, which is a diadnostic manual for psychiatrists. There are many illnesses that fall under this catagory, such as Panic Disorder, PTSD, Agoraphobia, and Genreral Anixiety Disorder just to name a few. Each of these disorders has a specific criteria that must be met for a dianosis. For a diagnosis of General Anxiety DisorderIn general one must have excessive worry/anxiety lasting more than six months that is difficult to control. However, there must be other symptoms that accompany the ones listed above. They may include something like irritability or difficulty concentrating. This is by no means a complete decription of the criteria needed for a Diagnosis. It is only met to give you an idea. If you are having bothersome symptoms, I would think you would want to seek out a psychiatrist. If you have already done this and are not happy, maybe you should seek a second opion.
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  • Have a look at this website, it has heaps of information about different types of anxiety including symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. If you think the symptoms describe you then you should speak to your doctor about diagnosis and suitable treatment options for you. http://www.aboutmh.com/anxiety.html
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