Relative standards in ADHD diagnoses: The role of specialist behavior
AbstractRecent papers indicate that children who are relatively old-for-grade have a significantly lower incidence of ADHD diagnosis. We find that this is not the case in Denmark, suggesting that diagnoses are less subjective in a regime where only specialists diagnose.
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Volume (Year): 117 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
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School starting age; Young-for-grade; ADHD diagnosis; Relative standards;
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