What's New About ADHD?

The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) will be coming out in 2013. Were there many changes made in the diagnostic criteria and symptom profile of ADHD?
The Experts | posted by Larry Silver, M.D.
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The diagnostic criteria and symptom profile for ADHD will be the same in DSM-V as they were in DSM-IV. However, another type of ADHD has been added. In addition to ADHD, Combined Type; ADHD, Predominantly Inattentive; and ADHD, Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Type, there is now Inattentive Presentation (Restrictive). To qualify for this diagnosis, a child must meet the symptoms for Predominantly Inattentive ADHD, but have no more than two of 12 symptoms from the criteria list for hyperactivity-impulsivity. The symptoms have to be present for six months.

 
 
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