Monday, 23 June 2008

Further information - Future of our future

Whilst I was discussing the subject of "attention deficit disorder" with a psychiatrist friend of mine, I was told that in the UK there is a code book which lists out 10 criteria that a patient must meet to be diagnosed with this ailment. It is not four or five but all ten check boxes have to be ticked. There seems to be fair conviction amongst practitioners that there is merit in diagnosing this disorder early and treating it. While all of us have some attention deficiency, it does not affect our daily lives or normal functioning. Apparently the attention deficit order medication that is being developed is targeted to help those who are incapable of leading a normal life (as dictated by the 10 criteria). Maybe there is some merit to this.....

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