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Originally posted by Wheelindiehl
Good evening all, just for some background, my son is 7 years old and has had some issues with his personality and attention at times. His school psychologist has observed him in class on several occasions and believes he has ADHD and/or Asperger's syndrome. Maybe I'm just in denial or maybe I read too much on ATS but I just don't see it, he has his moments where he just can't handle school and becomes overwhelmed but who hasn't? There are so many traits he has that I had at his age and still have and I was never diagnosed with anything and as far as I'm concerned I turned out fine. We both have trouble with eye contact, we both have trouble focusing on one objective at a time and completing that objective, we both become completely engrossed when playing a video game or watching a movie, we both daydream and kind of drift off for a few minutes, and we both have trouble in social situations. So I guess what I am looking for in here is some way to explain to my wife and the doctors that I think he will be OK and he shouldn't be medicated?
If anyone knows about Asperger's then I don't need to mention he is a great student!!
P.S. The pediatrician prescribed Vyvanse for him, boy did that backfire, he was a monster for those 2 days, and the doctor immediately took him off it and wants us to take him to a neurologist.
Originally posted by ollncasino
Both ADHD and/or Asperger's syndrome are greatly over diagnosed. It has turned into an industry.
Unless he has real problems, leave him alone. Don't rely on the diagnosis of the school psychologist. If you employ people to find witches, they find witches.
And certainly, keep him off of the meds. If you aren't careful they will have in on meds to control the meds.