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Attention deficit hyperactive disorder diagnosis continues to fail the reliability and validity tests

Whitely, M. (2015) Attention deficit hyperactive disorder diagnosis continues to fail the reliability and validity tests. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 49 (6). pp. 497-498.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004867415579921
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Abstract

Professor Florence Levy’s November 2014 opinion piece, DSM-5, ICD-11, RDoC, and ADHD Diagnosis, represents a shift in tone, but not core belief, from 2002 when she was 1 of 84 self-declared ‘leading scientists’ who signed the International Consensus Statement on ADHD. In the International Consensus Statement, the evidence supporting the validity of attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) was deemed to be equivalent to that supporting ‘the laws of gravity’ and the ‘periodic table’, and critics were dismissed as ‘flat earthers’.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs
Publisher: Sage
Copyright: The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/26483
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