ADHD Or Something Else? Ruling Out Other Possible Causes For Your Child's Behavior
In 2013, 11% of school aged childrenwere diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and about two-thirds of them were placed on stimulant medication. These powerful medications can help children function in the classroom and at home and reduce symptoms of hyperactivity, inattention and impulsivity. Unfortunately, some children are wrongly diagnosed with ADHD when the real problem lies elsewhere. Others may have ADHD but the symptoms are intensified by an undiagnosed condition. Before you begin a stimulant regimen, it's important to address other possible causes of your child's behavior.