The Dsm V 's Impact On The Perception Of Individuals With Adhd

1258 Words May 11th, 2016 6 Pages
Although I had failed to thoroughly look through the DSM-V correctly enough to answer some of these questions in part. I believe it is a predictor of how limited my knowledge in this area really is. After watching the Barkley video and despite all my training thus far, I realize now somewhat disappointedly, that my perceptions of individuals with ADHD might have been far more similar to that of the uneducated person. I have spent so much time and effort understanding autism that I failed to recognize the severity of ADHD.
Although my question was a little misguided, in that I did not fully recognize or understand the extent to which the DSM-IV and DSM-V did not change. This change that I was expecting and failed to recognize was somewhat similar to the concerns that Barkly had, at least in reference to the subcategories. After having already reviewed conduct disorder (CD) and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), it makes perfect sense, to me- clearly not an expert, that perhaps changing the definition or entire idea around ADHD might produce a more serious outlook at the disorder. His recommendation to have ADHD with CD and without CD was interesting seeing that his argument is that emotional impulsivity is one of the prime components of ADHD and children with CD are impulsive with negative emotions and affect. I wonder then, does the rest of the field not feel the same about this disorder, seeing that the DSM was not changed. One of the most impactful lessons I learned…

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