The Globe and Mail – Aug. 17, 2010
ADHD: Parents of kids born later in year face tough decision Research suggests immaturity is confused with disorder – and many children could be misdiagnosed
By Tralee Pearce
The youngest children in a kindergarten class are much more likely to be diagnosed with attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder than their oldest peers, according to two U.S. research studies. The discrepancy would account for about a million misdiagnoses in the United States.