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There're claims that some parents of ADHD kids are just plain lazy.
New Research, posted in the Medical Journal of Australia, reveals many children who can't be managed by parents and teachers are being slapped with the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder diagnosis.
The study of 311,000 students in WA found that children aged six to 10 who were born in June (the last month of the school year intake in that state) were twice as likely as their classmates born in the previous July (the first month) to be medicated for ADHD.
The finding raises fears that immaturity may be being mistaken for children having Attention Deficit disorder.
Wikipedia defines ADHD as a mental disorder of the neuro-developmental type, characterised by problems paying attention, excessive activity, or difficulty controlling behaviour which is not appropriate for a person's age.
It also showed that boys are up to four times as likely as girls to cop the tag.
The findings released this week, are similar to those done in North America and Taiwan and come amid news that prescriptions for ADHD medications are on the rise, both in Australia and overseas.