Discussing the ADHD ‘controversy’ with patients and parents

 ADHD in the News 2017-01-19

There are many topics within the child psychiatry community that are controversial. How many kids really deserve a diagnosis of bipolar disorder? Which type of therapy works best? Is cannabis a gateway drug? The existence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder as a legitimate psychiatric entity, however, is not one of them. Despite this fact, there remains considerable controversy in the public about how “real” ADHD actually is.