That was the headline in the Sunday Star Times yesterday. Good to see criticism of over-diagnosing and misdiagnosing of fad disorders.
The main factor seems to be that an 'easy' diagnosis is done by observing a few stereotyped cliches of behaviour, making assumptions and jumping to conclusions, and negative evidence is overlooked.
Would be good to see a focus on the blatant misuse of the term ASD as well (autism spectrum disorder). At the flakiest edges of the autism cult, every single human being is on the so-called "spectrum". If 100% of people have it, how useful a term is 'ASD' to those of us who have a loved one who is really affected by autism?
Food for thought, alternative definitions:
ADHD = Already Diagnosed by His Dad
ASD = Anyone Slightly Different
Janet Frame in Baltimore
5 hours ago