When we were growing up, ADHD wasn’t something people really worried about, but now it seems like half the kids in your child’s class have it. So are kids really so much different than they used to be?
Not quite. The experts on “The Doctors” say ADHD is diagnosed more often these days, especially now that so many people know what it is. Also, the expectations for kids in the classroom are tougher, meaning kids may just not be able to keep up with what schools want and then act out.
If your kid is fidgety, forgetful or inattentive, it could actually be stress, depression or just plain ol’ boredom. Still worried about your kid? Here’s what you need to know before taking that prescription.