Doctors Increase Age Range for ADHD Diagnosis

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Penny Williams, the author of the blog “A Mom’s View of ADHD,” said she was “very excited” to hear about the revisions — especially because it means coming up with treatment strategies before a child starts school.

“If my son — now in the fourth grade, but diagnosed in the first grade — had been diagnosed earlier … it would have made a huge difference in his academic career,” said Williams. “In fact, if I had know about his ADHD and learning disabilities in kindergarten, I would have held him back a year.”

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