Source: The Telegraph
quote: National Institute of Mental Health
quote: And frankly I'm tired of sanctimonious asses with no medical or psychological credentials who believe their opinion defeats 30 years of research and expert opinion. It must be nice to be smarter than thousands of doctors, scientists, and psychologists.
quote: Many types of autism, also can be verified chemically therefore it has a strong basis to start with.
quote: Physiology and Neuroscience are hard sciences, they can not only make a claim they can back it up with hard science. Perhaps the day will arrive when ADHD and/or Aspergers has some hard evidence behind it.
quote: Look you're full of shit, give it up. This thing exists, and it's going to take more than your opinion to convince me.
quote: The mainstream scientific consensus is that, as with other mental illnesses, there's no blood test or brain scan that proves an individual has ADHD. The disorder instead is diagnosed via a checklist of troublesome behaviors, including impulsivity, daydreaming and forgetfulness. What makes the diagnosis particularly difficult, Hinshaw said, is that those behaviors all fall within the normal range of human behavior. People with ADHD are simply farther out on the spectrum, and, often, enough so as to wind up in constant trouble. In addition, symptoms typical of ADHD can also stem from other illnesses or injuries. Swanson said scientists are probably years away from a biological test for the disorder, though the new study is a step in that direction.