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Clinical Practice Points on the Diagnosis, Assessment and Management of ADHD in Children and Adolescents submission

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26
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First Name: 
Edwina
Last Name: 
Birch
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Clinical Psychologist
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I am concerned as someone who works with Adults and Children with ADHD that the current guidelines exclude adults. I am very concerned that after the enormous amount of research that went into the previous draft guidelines, which were excellent and evidence based that these are now being thrown out and being replaced with an extremely substandard set of guidelines, which are not consistent with research evidence. I was very proud of what we had acheived in Australia in this field. I am now embarassed and angry, as a health practitioner who is told I can only practice under Medicare using evidence based treatments I expect no less from the government. Please revisit the previous draft guidelines and implement them

Page reviewed: 14 September, 2012