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Friday, March 17 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm
The Misdiagnosis Epidemic: Clinicians Harming Clients through Misdiagnosis of ADHD

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Many clients present to evaluators, psychiatrists, and primary care physicians with symptoms of distractibility, inattention, and hyperactivity.  While this symptomology can be indicative of several DSM disorders, many clinicians default to a diagnosis of ADHD when ethically they are mandated to rule out alternative diagnoses first.  A misdiagnosis of ADHD can be actively harmful to our clientele, especially if ADHD treatment is ineffective.  Mitigation in exploring more applicable explanations and diagnoses can have profound implications for the client.

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Timothy McArthur, LCSW

Social Work Program Director, Office of the Colorado State Public Defender
Timothy C McArthur, LCSW is the Social Work Program Director and Peer Support Team Leader for the Colorado State Public Defender's Office.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from CU Boulder in 2012 and completed his MSW from DU in 2017 with a concentration in clinical... Read More →

Friday March 17, 2023 12:15pm - 1:15pm EDT
Room C