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Avoiding ADHD Overdiagnosis

By: jives | May 6th , 2019 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

As more and more patients come to us asking if they have ADHD, we have to be cautious that we are not overdiagnosing the condition. In one study, only 5% of 260 students presenting with possible ADHD symptoms ended up meeting the DSM criteria. At universities, students who are high achievers seek stimulants to help them remain competitive, says Alyso

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Medication treatment for ADHD

By: jives | March 28th , 2019 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 2 Comment

Choosing and prescribing the right medications for treating ADHD can be challenging. The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report spoke with Anne Buchanan, DO, Child psychiatrist at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, about her approach. She offers the following tips.When choosing meds, Dr. Buchanan recommends that you: Consider stimulants first

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