The Symptoms of ADHD
When asked to explain ADHD symptoms an astonishing account was given showing the lack of certainty, consistency or even knowledge of any symptoms at all. Struggling to answer the question yet unable to avoid the embarrassment, colleagues looked on in amusement unwilling or unable to support or indeed rescue the good Dr Vonnegut from his apparent mental trauma.
Should we continue to rely on these individuals to tell us how we should raise our kids? Just because kids fidget or fight in the classroom doesn’t mean they are mentally ill needing drugs such as Prozac or Ritalin. Symptoms of ADHD can be found in all of us at some time or other but it doesn’t mean that we are mentally ill.
Taking a more prudent approach by finding all the facts (not opinions) about what is making your child behave boisterously at inappropriate moments is better that relying upon the uncertain utterances of unscientific criteria. Arm yourself with the facts.