Many a kid or teen has been misdiagnosed as a child with ADHD based on guilt by association.
I’ve often warned parent, educators and other doctors how it’s too easy to slap the diagnosis of ADHD on a child with behavior problems…and how very difficult it is to remove that label once it has been put on anyone.
A child or an adult might be wrongfully labeled as ADHD because:
A learning disability and inattentiveness caused by problems hearing, a vision disorder, a mismatch between learning styles
He or she has a brother or a sister with ADHD…or a father or a mother who was ADHD
He acts like he has ADHD-is impulsive, can’t focus, can’t organize, and gets hyper at times
There is nothing else that seems to explain his or her behavior
He or she is friends with a person who is ADHD.
There is great danger in assuming a child is ADHD just because he or she has one of the above…just labeling a child, teen or adult with ADHD can damage their potential for success in life. Mislabeling a child as ADHD… Read the rest can lead to self-esteem issues, classroom bias and discrimination, perception