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Revolution in the diagnosis of ADHD

Written by: David Núñez Palomo
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a behavioral disorder characterized by moderate to severe distraction, brief attention periods, motor restlessness, emotional instability and impulsive behaviors.

Although Joseph Knobel Freud said disorder does not exist, but is a disease created by the pharmaceutical industry (disease mongering), affects between 5 and 10% of the child and adolescent population.

The clinical director of the prestigious Complutense Psychotherapy Clinic, Dr. David Núñez Palomo , said in a recent interview that "ADHD is a controversial diagnosis, in part because many of its clinical characteristics overlap with behaviors that could be considered proper of normal development "and also warns that" if the symptomatology of a child - even if it coincides with the criteria - did not originate from having an ADHD, medicating him directly, may make it impossible to explain the reason for his behavior ".

That is why it is important to diagnose the disorder and establish an individualized treatment plan. "To say that a hyperkinetic and inattentive child is a symptom, is not a minor word. Not being attentive or wanting to attract attention is a symptomatic behavioral response that I, as a therapist, have to listen to and know how to translate to know what the problem is, but if I plug it (medicating) I can not hear it or translate it anymore ".

The Madrid Clinic of Complutense Psychotherapy has become a national reference in the differential diagnosis of ADHD, combining reference professionals with diagnostic tests of the latest generation. They have the most advanced test for the evaluation of ADHD to analyze the child's behavior within a virtual school class.

The test evaluates the factors that determine the existence of ADHD:

• Sustained attention

• Auditory and visual divided attention

• Impulsivity

• Excessive motor activity (Hyperactivity)

• Tendency to distraction (use a motion sensor)

• Processing speed

• Tendency to distraction

• Auditory and visual attention

Dr. Núñez Palomo concludes: "the first factor that will determine the success of a treatment is not to err in the diagnosis and framing of the case".

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By David Núñez Palomo

Clinical Director of the Clinic for Psychotherapy Complutense. Throughout his more than 15 years of experience has developed their daily work in prestigious national centers becoming a reference in clinical psychology nationwide. He is currently Chairman of the Section of Hospital Day of the Spanish Association of Neuropsychiatry ( AEN ).

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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