McGorry stands firm on ‘flimsy’ accusations

In a blog post, retiring WA MLA Martin Whitely, who led a successful campaign to lower ADHD prescribing rates, said the former Australian of the Year was promoting overmedication with diagnostic methods based on “weak” theories that “fail the common sense test”.

Mr Whitely, who is seeking Senate preselection, questioned an Orygen Youth Health training DVD showing an 18-year-old man being assessed as at ultra-high risk of psychosis.

“In my non-expert opinion, the evidence used to diagnose…is incredibly flimsy,” Mr Whitely wrote. “Australia is rolling out