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Diagnosed with ADHD – Officially

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Diagnosed with ADHD - Officially

Yesterday, my youngest daughter was officially diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder aka ADHD. I am not officially surprised. However, I feel officially disappointed and relieved at the same time. It’s good to have a diagnosis so we can move forward.
It’s not the end of the world. I think it is the start of new treatments and methods to help her focus. She’s so smart but needs a lot of extra help to focus. Many people in my family have been diagnosed with ADD. My kid runs circles around all of us – sometimes literally. Then we are all distracted. It’s a circus at times. Where does that energy come from?
I will be drinking extra coffee so I can read through some of this material. It will be worth it to learn what we can do for her. Pinterest also had some good pins that I will be reading this week.

P.S. I’m not advocating marijuana or alcohol for kids. Otherwise, I like the poster.

Helpful Links:
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd/index.shtml
http://www.chadd.org/