Can anyone help??

Kayla - posted on 10/11/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I'm having my first baby on the 1st of december and my doctor has just told me that my baby may have ADHD because every born male in my boyfriends family has it.
I don't know much about it, i was wondering if some could please give some information or a site that i can read.

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Jen - posted on 10/11/2009

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In my opinion ADHD is highly over diagnosed and in my opinion every child diagnosed with it probably doesn't have it and we're just placing a label on them. Don't get me wrong, there are kids who do truly have ADHD, but I think it's a label to put on most kids who just have behavior problems from poor discipline. I'm sure there are some genetic components to it, but like every other behavior disorder it also has environmental components as well. Your doctor can't diagnose your child before it's born and if you're going to an OB/GYN then they are at no liberty to diagnose a behavioral disorder in the first place. I would say don't worry about it unless you actually see symptoms in your son when he's like 4 or 5 years old.

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