Firstly: Why Do Misdiagnoses Occur?
The most common reason for an erroneous ADD/ADHD diagnosis is the dependence on observable behaviour as a primary and oftentimes, the only basis to form a diagnostic opinion.
Misdiagnosing children as having ADHD can have grave consequences for their performance in school & home, and may also mask other serious neuropsychological issues. ADD/ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder, which by definition, involves the brain. Yet, the brain is the one thing many healthcare professionals neglect to examine when forming a diagnostic opinion. An ADHD diagnosis cannot be made solely on the basis of behavioural observation. A healthcare professional should never make a snap judgment regarding a neurodevelopment issue based merely on overt behaviour.

Secondly, a valid question to ask is – is it even ADD/ADHD?

There are numerous other conditions that present with ADHD typical symptoms, such as the inability to stay on task, complete tasks, sit still, having mood swings, being easily bored,  unorganized, oppositional, etc. These symptoms could very well be associated with a different condition. So, how do you establish whether your child truly has ADHD?

Read more about it below.

CAUSE vs EFFECT
Both kids…

→ Are easily distracted ←

→ Unable to stay on task ←

→ Have mood swings ←

→Are unorganized ←

→ Unable to sit still ←

→ Oppositional ←

Child A and child B in the picture above share an identical set of behavioural symptoms. However, a brain diagnostic assessment reveals that the drivers of their shared symptoms in the brain are completely different. That’s the danger in relying on observable behaviour and how it can trip up even seasoned healthcare professionals. Overt behaviors merely reveal the “effect” of an underlying condition but little about the underlying “cause” of the observable behaviour.   A valid ADD/ADHD assessment has to include an examination of associated neurophysiological biomarkers to uncover the “cause” of the behavioural symptoms of ADHD.  In addition, a high percentage of children that manifest ADHD symptoms also have co-existing epilepsy that is not apparent from observable behaviour. An analysis of neurological biomarkers helps eliminate the possibility of comorbid epilepsy.

It’s important that your child receives a comprehensive assessment & therapeutic intervention using a scientifically-reliable approach by an inter-disciplinary team of experienced specialists for his treatment to yield results – that are significant & enduring.

ADHD medicines may offer a brief improvement in performance – even in misdiagnosed cases – because some ADHD meds may offer a temporary lift in energy and focus in all children, not just children with ADD or ADHD. However, there is no medicinal “cure” for ADD/ADHD. In addition,  these meds may do more harm than good in the long term. Read NBA star Chris Kaman’s story below.

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CHRIS KAMAN
was diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at 2 1/2, and then began taking prescription medication from 3 1/2. However, the medicines didn’t help.
“There was constant uproar with him,” Pamela Kaman, Chris’ mother said. “You couldn’t do normal things. You couldn’t go to the movies as a family. It would always turn into a big thing.”

“Growing up, I had to take the medication my whole life,” said Kaman. “It really bothered me to take the medication every day. I felt I had to take the medication to make me feel like a regular person. It was kind of backward.”

In 2008, Kaman’s misdiagnosis was discovered.

The medication that Kaman took actually had the opposite effect on him. How can it be?

So, here’s what happened:

Kaman’s brain diagnostic assessment revealed that he did not have the classical ADD/ADHD pattern, i.e.,  marked by an “under arousal” (low wakefulness/alertness) signature, Kaman’s had an “over-arousal” (high wakefulness/alertness) signature instead, which presents with very similar symptoms as someone with classical ADD/ADHD (see picture on the left).

So, Kaman’s brain was already working in overdrive, and the medication pushed him farther along the arousal spectrum.

After receiving an accurate diagnosis confirmed by a brain diagnostic assessment, a customized “neuromodulation” brain training program was designed especially for Kaman’s brain profile.

Kaman sits in front of a computer and if his brainwaves are at a desired level, he receives a “reward” in a computer game delivered via a TV screen. If not, the “reward” wil be withheld from him.

“It’s a very fast-paced game, and for me to be able to slow it down in my head, it really has been a lot easier and a lot less stressful in the games,” Kaman said.

His mind still works fast – but his improvement on the court, however, has been drastic, with Kaman showing an uptick in all aspects of his game.

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