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No, the AMA has made no such stance. I have combed the AMA's Press Releases from the last several months, with no mention of anything related to the validity of AD/HD. Historically, as outlined in user15736's answer, the AMA has been for AD/HD as a valid diagnoses, and it would be highly unusual for them to release an opposing stance. So unusual would this ...


The first hit on google leads to this 1998 paper written for the AMA's Council on Scientific Affairs which says precisely the opposite of your psychologist friend. ...there is little evidence of widespread overdiagnosis or misdiagnosis of ADHD or of widespread overprescription of methylphenidate by physicians. In 2006, the AMA *Journal of Ethics ...

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