ADHD is a very interesting Topic, and its been misdiagnosis and under-diagnosed. Yes, you don't want your kid "drugged up" but in some cases this is the only choice. I don't believe in giving small children these drugs. I don't think their is ever an appropriate age to give them this drug, but if it inflicts the persons personality, social life, grades, work, etc - they it might be the choice. ADHD can mimic other disorders as-well. ADD is very under diagnosed.... from my own personal experience.
I am ADD and I honestly never knew about ADD/ADHD till a few years ago. I struggled in school... along with several learning disabilities and an IEP. I get very easily distracted in my own thoughts. I just though that was part of my personality, and that I was just labeled"dumb". I tried so hard to school... studying hours at a time.... but no information got to my head because even though I was reading the work... I would be lost in other work. I got mostly C/D/and F's. People always looked at me as if I was just stupid... it was... or should I still still VERY much is a problem. My grades slightly improved... a lot when I started on Ritalin. It comes with its problems... and I know it changes my life if I take it... because If I don't take it... that sad story is that If you talk to me... I'm thinking about about 10 other million things in my head. Having an IEP in school can also change a lot of things... but if you don't have teachers who can understand you... is a problem.View Thread