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DIAGNOSIS OF ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER

EDM (Early Day Motion) 849: tabled on 06 March 2015

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 30 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes the ten-fold increase over 10 years of labelling children with diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); further notes the guidance by NICE on the serious potential side effects of pharmaceutical drugs prescribed for this condition; affirms that there are serious concerns about the overuse of drug treatment and notes that the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has expressed deep concern about children being misdiagnosed with ADHD; and calls for a significant review of existing treatments and for existing studies and non-drug methods for treating children with symptoms diagnosed as ADHD to be looked into in greater depth including potential causes such as toxins in the environment, poor nutrition and other biophysical reasons.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 16 March 2015
Harrow East
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 March 2015
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2015
Blyth Valley
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2015
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Bolton North East
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 March 2015
Lagan Valley
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 9 March 2015
Foyle
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 16 March 2015
Ribble Valley
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2015
St Ives
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2015
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 10 March 2015
Portsmouth South
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2015
Luton North
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2015
Hampstead and Kilburn
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2015
Manchester, Withington
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2015
Blackpool South
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 March 2015
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2015
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2015
Mansfield
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 9 March 2015
South Down
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 March 2015
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2015
Ealing, Southall
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 March 2015
Upper Bann
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2015
Bradford East

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.