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Transcript of ADHD Controversy
Sarah Lam, Brandi Waggoner, and Corrie Washburn Authenticity of Disease State Quality of Diagnosis Cost of Medications Psychological Costs Rx meds are amphetamines
Many side effects What's wrong with me?
Labeling with peers
Low self-esteem and anxiety Cash prices from local pharmacy for #30: Drug Name Brand Price Generic Price
Vyvanse 20mg $225.30 n/a
Ritalin 20mg $59.63 $60.43
Ritalin 20mg SR $89.97 $85.37
Adderall 10mg $165.14 $75.98
Adderall 10mg XR $290.21 $220.97
Concerta 36mg $288.45 $239.98 References: Diagnosis Rates Over-prescribing of medication Over-diagnosis Video Increasing demands:
Doctors rushing through the diagnosis Consider alternatives before drugs: Therapy
Hypnosis Prevalence should be the same
Currently, in the US, diagnosis rates vary:
More non-Hispanic, English speakers Video Quality of Medications Is ADHD a hoax?
More diagnoses in last 30 years DSM-IV checklist
Rule out other diseases
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