DS diagnosed ADHD at 6 1/2 years old

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Registered: 06-05-2009
DS diagnosed ADHD at 6 1/2 years old
Fri, 06-05-2009 - 2:56pm

I knew it was coming butt it still mkaes me sad to see that he really is ADHD. now this was just a pre test by the school phcycologist butt just looking at me DS he def has it. I should know I am ADHD.

I am releaved that now we know there are things we can try to help him with. we are going to try it without meds at first so if anyone has any sugestins we are very open. we have already started giving him diet coke every morning and he has been getting more done at school. he a still high strung butt at least he is getting more work done.

I was on ritalin for 5 years when I was DS's age so I do know the benefits butt right nowm wem would like to stay away from meds.

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Registered: 06-10-2007
Fri, 06-05-2009 - 4:07pm

Hi, and welcome.

A test done by the school psychologist is not a diagnosis, a diagnosis can only be made by a medical Dr ( Psychiatrist)

A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.