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  •  Screening via a questionnaire is better... (0+ / 0-)

    Screening via a questionnaire is better than not screening.  Doctors are so rushed to look for everything during check-ups that it is very helpful to have screening tools like this.

    Screening tools work best when they supplement our other efforts to stay aware of our health status.  I don't worry so much that AD becomes a "catch all" for a wider variety of disorders, as long as it results in a referral for more thorough testing and treatment.

    My teen daughter exhibits symptoms of ADHD and Aspergers Disorder, with rare bouts of obsessive-compulsive disorder.  Doctors and I have given up on figuring out the precise diagnosis, because they really don't know!  Treatments has been by trial-and-error anyway.  For research to be useful, it must do more than properly name the disorder--it must enlighten us as to which treatments are likely to be successful.

    Impeachment is a duty, not an option that can be taken off the table.

    by bushondrugs on Sun Dec 30, 2007 at 06:58:08 PM PST

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