Oh, I think they overprescribe the hell out of it. No offense to your son, but I think sometimes people use it as a substitute for making their kids behave.
No offense taken ... I absolutely agree. I believe there is a lot of over diagnosing/over prescribing goin' on all over the place. That's where the money is. I also agree on the behavior thing. I don't think it's always parental though. There were extraordinary numbers of boys being recommended being tested by female elementary school teachers ... as was my son's case. I sat with her and the principal and asked if it could be a lack of control in the classroom. I simply got the impression that his teacher felt all students should sit there with their legs crossed and nodding. After I was brought into the "process", I had a "discussion" with my son. The problem ended.