Resource: Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnosis of Gifted Children: Gifted and LD, ADHD, OCD, Oppositional Defiant
Website: Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnosis of Gifted Children: Gifted and LD, ADHD, OCD, Oppositional Defiant
Author: Webb, J.
Publisher: Supporting Educational Needs of the Gifted
URL: http://www.sengifted.org/archives/articles/misdiagnosis-and-dual-diagnosis-of-gifted-children
Volume: In M. Neihart, Chair, Symposium on "Cutting Edge Minds--What it Means to be Exceptional" Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention
Year: August 7, 2000
Description: Many gifted and talented children (and adults) are being mis-diagnosed by psychologists, psychiatrists, pediatricians, and other health care professionals. These common mis-diagnoses stem from an ignorance among professionals about specific social and emotional characteristics of gifted children which are then mistakenly assumed by these professionals to be signs of pathology. In some situations where gifted children have received a correct diagnosis, giftedness is still a factor that must be considered in treatment, and should really generate a dual diagnosis.

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