How many know a boy who can't sit still? can't play quietly? loses things? Does not seem to listen? Has difficulty paying attention? Is fidgety? Honestly, do you know any 6 to 12-year-old children who do not fit this description?
The number of boys -- diagnosed with ADHD has skyrocketed in recent years. While some boys may well have some kind of genuine problem, the vast majority appear to be diagnosed as, well . . . boys.
I am not a medical professional of any sort. I am a mother of a boy and I know very well that every boy I have ever known would fit the categories described in this advertisement. At one time I had thoughts of putting my son on medication but change my mind about it. I don't know if it would have made a difference or not.
May be this is some of the problems we are facing with our young men today. Maybe that is why the prison system is filling up with our young men. We don't know what the long term effect/affect of this medication will be. I might be grasping for straws with this one but it just might be some truth to it.