In this day and age, it seems like you can't turn around without hearing the words Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD. It seems that almost everyone knows someone who has been diagnosed with this psychiatric condition. Truly, it is one of the most over-diagnosed and at the same time misdiagnosed conditions today.

Family Portrait With that being said, how can you be sure that the behaviors you are seeing today are really being caused by the neurodevelopmental disorder called ADHD and not just a typical active 5-year old behaving like a typical active 5-year-old? Perhaps, you are the frustrated parent of an impulsive and hyperactive child whose classroom teacher has been repeatedly calling you with their issues and concerns? Or perhaps you are an adult who was never formally diagnosed as a child and you are currently experiencing the negative External link opens in new tab or windowcomplications of an untreated condition?