Journal article

Do the diagnostic criteria for ADHD need to change? Comments on the preliminary proposals of the DSM-5 ADHD and Disruptive Behavior Disorders Committee

David Coghill, Sarah Seth

European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry | SPRINGER | Published : 2011


The purpose of this commentary is to discuss the recent proposals for revision of the diagnostic criteria made by the DSM-5 ADHD and Disruptive Behavior Disorders Committee. The major concerns with the current diagnostic criteria for ADHD and hence the main suggestions for change focused on the general structure and organization of subtypes, the number, content and distribution of criteria, the age of onset criteria, the ascertainment of cross-situationality and the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Suggestions for change in these areas have been made in order that these changes can be tested in field trials before being finalised. Whilst several of the proposed revisions are relatively unco..

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