ADHD “diagnosis season” begins with start of school

(WTNH)– The new school year marks what one expert calls diagnosis season.

The first few months of the school year can be a busy time for those specializing in ADHD, attention deficit hyper-activity disorder.

Students with ADHD struggle to stay focused in the classroom, which leads to poor school performance.

“As soon as kids go back to school and the pressure starts up and we the adults start getting serious, we start to see diagnosing and misdiagnosing in fact, begin to go off the charts,” said Dr. Anthony Rao, Pediatric Psychologist.

Find out what parents and teachers need to know when trying to help that student this time of year tonight on News 8 at 5 p.m. from Medical Reporter Jocelyn Maminta.

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