Schoolchildren are being misdiagnosed with ADHD 'just because they’re the youngest in their class'.
A UCL study looked at more than 14 million children in case studies and found it was more common for the youngest in a classroom to be diagnosed with ADHD. Not only does this result in them getting potentially harmful drugs they don’t need, but their real problems don’t get identified and addressed.
These kids needed to be placed in classrooms with their more emotionally appropriately aged peers. Once there they can be given more challenging class work if needed.