I'm hearing my nephew will soon be tested for it. I don't know how they test for it and I don't know how to argue it. I KNOW this child eats junk 95% of the time. I know that he needs an outlet for his energy. I really believe if he was challenged more day to day, and had a healthy diet that he'd be fine. He's great when he sleeps over at my house for the weekend. We eat much healthier, not as crunchy - but we're getting there.
They're talking about putting him on medication and I really want to help my SIL NOT do that. Give me any links you have, any personal stories!
My mom's best friend went through the same thing, went to get a second opinion and instead found a pedi who informed her of the crap her son eating being the reason he was like that. So, she totally threw everything in the house away, and label read EVERYTHING that came in the house, controlled what dyes he ate, and BAM - he was a whole new kid. Did great in school and just really did a 180 on them. To this day, he still doesn't need meds and just watches his diet.