Dealing with a diagnosis of ADHD may be difficult for a child and especially for the parent of the child. However, there is information that needs to be known. Primarily, a parent needs to know the options - treatment, doctors, diagnosis and school accommodations. Knowledge is power; information and support exists throughout the web and can help you view ADHD as a gift rather than a liability.
I recently received a message about an article appearing on Psychology Today,"Why French Kids Don’t Have ADHD," about the low prevalence rate of ADHD in France. According to the article, only .5 percent of children in France are diagnosed and treated for ADHD. This is because, psychiatrists in that country, see ADHD as a “medical condition…