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Mental Health in America: Misdiagnosis of ADHD in Young Children

Show simple item record Israel, Azariyah 2021-11-09T15:45:08Z 2021-11-09T15:45:08Z 2021
dc.description 2021 Celebration of Student Research and Creativity presentation en_US
dc.description.abstract "The issue I'd like to address is the over medication of children and adults I see in our society today, by starting with answering the question of misdiagnosis of ADHD in young children. I'm interested in this issue because it affects so many of us around the world in 2016 alone there were 2.4 million children diagnosed with ADHD from ages 6-11 in the US alone. I began my research by selecting two academic disciplines that are at the forefront of the diagnostic process. I continued by choosing a discipline that would provide the best solutions. The answer was to promote change in the evaluation process by focusing on policy and laws. If we can change the length of the evaluation and make it more intimate we can decrease misdiagnosis and potentially avoid over-medicating our youth. The future implications would be seeing adults that are capable of coping without medication and removing the dilemma we have in front of us today." en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Northern Kentucky University en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Celebration of Student Research and Creativity;2021
dc.subject Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder en_US
dc.subject Diagnostic errors en_US
dc.subject Medication abuse en_US
dc.title Mental Health in America: Misdiagnosis of ADHD in Young Children en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US

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