It would depend on how old your son is and what his behaviors are. As the pp said, ADHD is over diagnosed, mostly I think because parents' expectations of their kids are just over the top these days. As an example....a 2, 3, 4 or 5 y/o won't have a long attention span, will be bouncing all over creation and is usually impulsive in both speech & action, yet there are idiot parents out there thinking this behavior is "abnormal" and idiot doctors out there catering to these idiot parents and diagnosing 2 y/o's w/ADHD & medicating them! There is a reason the guidelines for diagnosis state "age-appropriate".
So, I ask again...How old is your child & what behaviors are prompting the question?
at 10:31 AM on Oct. 21, 2009