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