Will DSM changes cause more students to be medicated for ADHD?

02/1/2012 | Edutopia.org

Proposed changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the diagnostic tool published by the American Psychiatric Association, could lead to more students being diagnosed as having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, columnist and blogger Mark Phillips writes in a blog post. While these changes could allow more students with impairments to qualify for insurance benefits, they also could lead to more children being medicated for ADHD, a concern for many teachers and parents alike, he writes.

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