Comment: Communication and clarity pay off
Misconceptions about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are not only found among the general public: I often come across teachers and even doctors who believe certain myths about ADHD. Improving knowledge of transitioning to adult care, co-morbidities and successful therapies, and breaking the silence about stigma is important for every new generation of patients, parents and care providers. It is refreshing to read the article by Ilina Singh and Lauren Baker on the VOICES (Voices on Identity, Childhood, Ethics & Stimulants: Children join the debate) study, where children’s thoughts on expectations, concerns, labelling and treatment are investigated. As professionals, we have to listen carefully to these opinions, as we try to work in the most effective and empathetic way on our patient’s behalf.
ADHD in practice 2013; 5(2): 3–3
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