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The problem of ADHD overdiagnosis among young people in Quebec

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According to neuropsychologist Benoît Hammarrenger, studies show that the number of diagnoses with medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents in Quebec is two to three times higher than it should be. being. Concretely, “it means that we are mistaken more often than we should when we make a diagnosis of ADHD,” he explains.

The major effect of this overdiagnosis, according to the neuropsychologist, is that we miss the real problem that arises in the child or adolescent.

Benoît Hammarrenger explains that the symptoms of ADHD are non-specific, which means that they can be the source of a problem other than ADHD.

One of the things that I find mimics ADHD very well without actually being one is anxiety. And it’s a problem that we don’t talk about enoughhe believes.

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