A mother has brought her daughter to the physician for follow-up on her asthma, but her real concern is that the girl is not doing well at school. She has trouble focusing, cannot sit still and struggles to finish her work. The teacher has called the mother several times and is finding the child very disruptive. The mother is worried.
Behaviour disorder: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Think about the information the physician obtained about Maddy’s behaviour.
- How much of it was obtained from the mother?
- How much of it was obtained from Maddy?
Maddy’s physician is not sure about her diagnosis and does not want to prescribe medication unless necessary. She wants to learn more about ADHD and goes to the internet for information.
Perform your own search for information about this condition. Here is one source.
- How will you critically appraise the quality of what you find?