Diagnosing ADD in children

Community Leader
Registered: 05-04-2011
Diagnosing ADD in children
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Wed, 03-14-2012 - 1:09pm

According to this article, ADD/ADHD is often misdiagnosed in children who are the youngest in their year.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-15-2001
Fri, 03-16-2012 - 1:28pm
Interesting, that would make sense that they have the lowest maturity and may not be able to sit and focus as well as their older peers so it would appear they have ADD. Both of mine that are in school are close if not the youngest in their grades. I have had concerns of ADHD with DS#2 since he was little but at school he is quiet, focused, sits still, so it isn't ADHD. I do think people jump to the ADD conclusion too quickly and our school environments are not very good for more active kids so it is easier to label and medicate than find other solutions.
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Community Leader
Registered: 05-04-2011
Fri, 03-16-2012 - 2:24pm

I agree with what you said about school environments not being good for more active kids, and also that medicating is easiest.