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Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD is a disruptive behaviour disorder of childhood and represents a syndrome of developmentally inappropriate levels of inattention impulsivity and hyperactivity Association 1994 DuPaul 2003 It is one of the most commonly diagnosed and controversial of the child clinical syndromes Jones 2002 ADHDs frequent Comorbidity with other conditions such as conduct disorder depression anxiety and other disorders Biederman Newcorn Sprich 1991 clouds interpretation of the ADHD thus adding to the controversy However there has been a considerable attention paid in developing reliable and valid procedures for diagnosing ADHD DuPaul 2003 DuPaul 2003 states that at the present time assessment methods include diagnostic interviews with parents and teachers completion of behaviour rating scales by parents and teachers examination of archival data to establish duration of symptoms and direct observations of critical behaviors in an analog or classroom settings p116 The criteria for ADHD diagnoses can be met through these methods Establishing that a child displays a high frequency of critical number of symptoms for the diagnoses can induce subjectivity to the documenting processes due to the presence of teacher and parents perceptions in these processes There is no definite objective set of criteria to determine who has ADHD However probability of an accurate diagnosis can be increased by carefully and thoroughly examining all data presented before determining the diagnosis The diagnosis of children with ADHD is fast becoming a widespread problem today One may ask whether ADHD is a social construct related to changes in expectations of children So many children are being diagnosed with this disorder because the criteria for diagnosis accept the subjectivity or the opinion of the person doing the diagnosis It is quite possible in some cases where ADHD was diagnosed by one person may differ from another person doing the diagnosis In other words a person may be diagnosed as having ADHD by one person and not by another If one sees a child as person who
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