The Scientific American recently published an article suggesting that “cognitive and behavioral therapies that help young people reduce impulsivity and cultivate good study habits are costlier and take longer to administer [than ADHD drugs], but may be more efficacious over time”.
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On May 2, 2012, the American Psychiatric Association announced changes to its proposed DSM5.[1. see http://www.dsm5.org/Pages/Default.aspx ] Psychosis Risk Syndrome, or as it was officially proposed to be called, Attenuated Psychosis Syndrome, has been dropped. This is great news because as has been highlighted on this website numerous times, Psychosis Risk Disorder was a flawed concept with the potential to be an iatrogenic health disaster. In addition most of the dangerous changes proposed for the already absurdly broad ADHD diagnostic criteria have been abandoned. Four extra ADHD criteria had been identified for inclusion in the DSM5. They were: