I think my child has a disorder and I would like to take him to the doctor for an evaluation but my husband thinks that there are too many children labeled with a disorder that really don't have a disorder. As a child, my husband was diagnosed with ADD but he feels that he was wrongly diagnosed with it. I really don't know what to do. Should I go behind my husband's back and make the appointment?
Asked by Anonymous at 5:12 PM on Jul. 1, 2009 in General Parenting
Answer by tyfry7496 at 5:27 PM on Jul. 1, 2009
Answer by ria7 at 5:14 PM on Jul. 1, 2009
His next check up is in 4 months, but I have already called the doctor and they said I have to fill out some paperwork and make a completely separate appointment for it.
Answer by Anonymous at 5:19 PM on Jul. 1, 2009
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Answer by mcqueenmom at 6:25 PM on Jul. 1, 2009
Do you think getting him evaluated is going to help him? There are a number of explanations as to why these disorders are on the rise and or why they are being diagnosed too frequently. You have to consider the foods we eat and medications we take. If you think it will help him, definitely have him evaluated. I've decided to go against the majority and not have my son evaluated because there is no cure and I don't want him to carry "disorder label" throughout school. In my opinion, no one is perfect and "normal" is just a setting on a dryer each person is different. We all have things that we do well in and others that take effort to grasp.
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