Doctors only talk to parents
Many doctors only talk to the parents when they are diagnosing a child with ADHD.
Then they don't even ask the child any questions much less really observe them properly. These doctors just take the parents word that the child has all of these "symptoms" This is very dangerous!! Of course all parents do the best they can but some of them have problems of their own, are stressed, over-worked, depressed, etc etc and some of these parents may have a low tolerance to normal childhood behaviors. Because of this they may exagerate their childs negative behaviors leading the doctor to give a diagnosis of ADD.
When testing always make sure the doctor spends a lot of quality time with the patiant in order to observe and get accurate information from the child rather than just the parents.
If a doctor does not want to speak to the child find a new doctor!!!
When treating ADD the doctor should talk to the child about side effects/what they think about the treatment/ if they like it or they dont like it. Rather than asking the parents! Of course parents should mention to the doctor any side effects they have noticed too. If your childs doctor doesnt talk to your child about their treatment plan, find a new doctor!
"It's a damn poor mind that can think of only one way to spell a word!"