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A is for August and, apparently, ADHD!

A is for August and, apparently, ADHD! - MFS Blog - McCaskill Family Services - adhd-workshop

This article in the New York Times is very interesting to read if your child was born in August and you have worries or questions about ADHD. It discusses the link between August births and ADHD – a new study that raises questions about age, maturity and misdiagnosis. At McCaskill Family Services we firmly believe that It is important to get a comprehensive evaluation with a Psychologist, and not just rely on questionnaires to avoid a misdiagnosis and subsequent treatment path that could do more harm than good. We specialize in ADHD and we can help! Read the article and call us if you have questions and concerns, or need a comprehensive evaluation for your child.

https://nyti.ms/2QJZ8C2

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