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Is ADHD just another label for energetic people who don't conform?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Nope

Adhd is a neurobiologic disorder that impedes executive cortical function.
Contrary to what some docs say, there are many tests that have demonstrated adhd in brain scans, physical examination, and neuropsychological testing. A checklist is only the first step to a proper diagnosis. Adhd is the most studied, verified & published neurologic disorder. See my health files for references.

In brief: Nope

Adhd is a neurobiologic disorder that impedes executive cortical function.
Contrary to what some docs say, there are many tests that have demonstrated adhd in brain scans, physical examination, and neuropsychological testing. A checklist is only the first step to a proper diagnosis. Adhd is the most studied, verified & published neurologic disorder. See my health files for references.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Adhd

Is a disorder with inattention, impulsivity & hyperactivity.

In brief: Adhd

Is a disorder with inattention, impulsivity & hyperactivity.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

No, no, no, no no and yes also no!

In brief: No

No, no, no, no no and yes also no!
Dr. Andres R Villar
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Dr. Mary Ann Block
General Practice

In brief: Maybe

Adhd is a subjective psychiatric label.
There is no real medical test for it. It is diagnosed with a checklist of symptoms, no lab work or x-rays. Every symptom starts with the word, "often". Often can mean twice to some people but may mean 50 to another. There can be real medical or educational problems causing the adhd symptoms but it is not adhd if the real cause is found.

In brief: Maybe

Adhd is a subjective psychiatric label.
There is no real medical test for it. It is diagnosed with a checklist of symptoms, no lab work or x-rays. Every symptom starts with the word, "often". Often can mean twice to some people but may mean 50 to another. There can be real medical or educational problems causing the adhd symptoms but it is not adhd if the real cause is found.
Dr. Mary Ann Block
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
No, it's a neurobiologic disorder impacting executive brain function. There are many clinicla and neuropsychologic tests for it. Hundreds of literature articles support this. No research supports your statement.
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