Why Are Children In Class Being Wrongly Labelled As Having ADHD So Frequently?

Why Are Children In Class Being Wrongly Labelled As Having ADHD So Frequently?

Parents worried about their child falling behind academically because they are born later in the school year, are being warned their child is also more likely to be wrongly diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A new study has found thousands of children are mistakenly being labeled as having the condition because they are younger than their peers and therefore more immature or prone to forgetfulness and being easily distracted. The symptoms of ADHD, according to the NHS, are inattentiveness, hyperactivity (including frequent talking) and impulsiveness. The global research reviewed 17 studies involving more than 14 million children that looked at links between...

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