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I come from a family where both my brother and I have been diagnosed with ADD. My dad beat the crap out of my brother for every little thing, and I only avoided it because I was smart enough to get As ad Bs and was good in class. It's easier for girls because we tend to just zone out, and the teachers don't care about that.
However, if you don't sit still all day long like a good little drone, like is perfectly normal for active little boys and sometimes even active little girls, they get all antsy and want you drugged up. My brother was a zombie and still had trouble sometimes.
I can say from my own experience and the experience of other kids in my school: discipline is not the problem. If anything, it's the opposite.
School tried to tell me my son had ADHD because he wasn't paying attention in elementary school. They insisted he be medicated. It nearly went to court as I insisted he had no such thing and was merely bored in class. They do not have medical degrees and can not legally make medical diagnoses. They brought in a child psychologist (not a medically trained psychiatrist) to back up the diagnosis. I insisted that my son take an IQ test at which he scored higher than the teacher! They backed down on trying to drug my son and instead put him in advanced classes.
The DSM IV & V is full of fictional diseases. Most of this stuff is simply a way to self perpetuate the need for psychiatry and big pharma.
That said there are measurable physiological differences between someone with ADD & ADHD and someone without it. Whether that requires "treatment" is debatable.