Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has been at the center of a large amount of controversy. Facts show that it is a real disorder, and people who have it can benefit hugely from receiving the correct treatment. However, there is growing concern among medical professionals that the disorder is being over-diagnosed. Since ADHD is often treated with medication, this is cause for real concern.
Researchers have named many different issues that could mimic the symptoms of ADHD. A few of them are:
Children diagnosed with ADHD are often put on psychotropic drugs such as Ritalin. These drugs can have serious side effects for children who should not be taking them. These side effects include:
If a child is misdiagnosed with ADHD, not only will their real problem not be properly addressed, but they could be placed on medication that might seriously affect their health.
If you or a loved one has been injured after being placed on the wrong medication, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice suit. Contact Wausau medical misdiagnosis attorneys Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.