I wish people would take some responsibility for their part in their children's behavior instead of having a doctor "diagnose what the problem is" and medicate. Seriously!
I have a friend who's husband is military. They have 3 sons. They moved overseas 2 years ago and her husband's job now keeps him away more than he is home. She works full time and then adds scout leader and PTO president on top of that. Since they have been over there, her children's behavior has been increasingly worse. She had them diagnosed - ADHD (combined type- hyperactivity and impulsivity with inattentiveness), oppositional defiant disorder, anxiety disorder, impulse control disorder, Tourette's, and bed wetting. The Tourettes and bed wetting are obvious medical problems, but the others? Really?
Another friend decided to go from a SAHM to a full time student. Her husband is gone for work from 6am-8pm and her school schedule keeps her away from her 2 yr old and 7 yr old all day, sometimes holding herself up in her room or the home office to do homework while her 7 yr old has to take care of her brother or leaves him shut up in the play room with a movie for hours. Her daughter takes ballet and on those days the after school babysitter will get her ready and drop her off at class, and then mom doesn't see her until 7pm pickup time, only to rush her through her homework and send her off to bed. She spends most weekends away from the family to do school work or meet her lab partner. The 7 year old has recently been lying more and more, stealing money and in general has a horrible lack of respectful attitude towards her parents. So mom wants to get her to a therapist and see if she might have an impulsive disorder.
I mean really! Why won't either of them take responsibility that maybe things they have changed recently might have an effect on their kids? Why not see if there are some changes they can make themselves? I think these poor kids are crying out for some attention from their overworked, overstressed parents. Why not start there?