[Susan notes: I applaud any recognition that ADHD is way over-diagnosed. The writer makes a great point: Since treating parents is often the best first-line treatment for children, we should assess the mental muscles of the parents as we train those of the children.
To the editor
Re Mental Muscle vs. A.D.H.D. (Mind, May 13): Hooray to Daniel Goleman for bringing to our attention that there may be a better first-line treatment than medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Let me add that since treating parents is often the best first-line treatment for children, we should assess the mental muscles of the parents as we train those of the children.
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