Just wondering what are the advantages and disadvatages to getting an ADHD diagnosis?
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27-12-2011 20:53 #1Senior Member
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05-01-2012 05:08 #2
the lady next door to me has a 21 year old daughter and she says she always regrets not getting her tested for ADHD because if she'd had a diagnosis, they could have gotten some help for her daughter and they wouldn't have the difficult family relationships that they have now.
i don't have a child with ADHD but i have a child with ASD (autism) and i don't see any disadvantages to getting a diagnosis, only advantages - you can get help for your child as soon as possible and help for yourself to deal with everything.
one disadvantage might be that the process of getting a diagnosis can be long and time-consuming and expensive if you have to pay, but it's all worth it.
06-01-2012 10:17 #3Senior Member
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Thanks. I agree, I can only see positives personally, but have had a few people make comments like "once they have a diagnosis they have it for life" etc there just seems to b so much stigma attached to ADHD. I have no doubt there has been over diagnosis in the past which makes it hard to justify a legitimate condition
06-01-2012 10:58 #4
You can get help for them. Who cares about anything else. My child has benefited greatly, he gets help in the classroom to help him understand things that he doesn't get the first time, he get time time on state exams, he had help from OT's, and speech therapists.
Please do it, It is so worth it.
06-01-2012 11:25 #5
The benefits are the schooling will be a lot easier, I was undiagnosed at school and struggled terribly, I was diagnosed at 27 and I'm now 36 and just started uni my 1st 2 assignments I have done have gotten high distinctions. I wish I had of been diagnosed while I was young!
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