Misleading videos about ADHD are being widely disseminated on TikTok, study finds

 ADHD in the News 2022-03-10

A new study published in The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry has uncovered a high prevalence of misinformation about ADHD in TikTok videos. The scientists behind the research warn that the misleading information could potentially result in an increased risk for overdiagnosis or misdiagnosis...For their study, the researchers collected the top 100 results for the hashtag “#adhd” on July 18, 2021. The videos were then independently rated by one psychiatrist and one psychiatry resident with clinical experience in the diagnosis and management of ADHD.