Yup main problem is inconsistent parenting. Parents don't back each other up and talk things through when the kids aren't around.
Any weakness will be exploited and bedrooms are for sleeping in not for TV, computers etc.
Poor sleep, poor diet, can't study in school. Parents take them to a GP who refers to a psychiatrist.
i'd amplify that a bit, its not so much porr diet and giving in as it is from an early age abusing the poor buggers wiht no instructions as to the differnce between right and wrong or accetable behavious coupled wiht the strange obsession of shoving high e number containing sweets and cola down there throats then after a few years when they go to school and chuck a whirlwind hissey fit thats not exactly normal for his age group getting him assigned a lable and receving the incumbant cash support it entails, 1 x adhd brat = 500 smackers a week, free sky subscription, free games console. theres other benefits as well but thats just for starters, oh and you get assigned a social worker who can give you special holidays with lots for little johnny to see and do that combine with mum n dad getting a lazzy week poolside with the all inclusive bar.
every time a checkup is due and once or twice a week for good measure you overdose the poor defenceless idiot with e numbers to ensure the gravey train keeps flowing.
if i was in charge of the policy department my first reaction to an adhd notification would be removing the child from home and seeing if with proper controled dietary intake there condition evaporated, if it did charge the parets with child abuse and put the rescuded lil blighter into care where he might be recoverable.
if it didnt investigate a bit more and return him to his parents, clearly some kids are just wired up a bit differently.
as far as it goes as a child i was considered "special" i was fixated on guns bombs blood and guns, added ot which i was somewhat antisocial towards others of my own age but considered polite and well mannerd to adults, my only real problem is dyslexia and i joined a job which let me play wiht my earliest childhood fixations,
people are far to concerend wiht finding out why there kid is not the same as the rest instead of worrying about instilling a healthy fear of wrongdoing and ensuring a good intake of nutrients undoctored by dodgy chemicals.
if people were more intersted in the real jobs of being a parent then perhaps the shrinks could get on with looking after all the loonies insted of having scaring the comunity programs, sorry i mean uncared for in the comunity programs.
lock the dodgy ones up stick the rest in assisted living and make sure they get the necessary help.
whilst i understand kids with autsitic spectrum disorders (real ones not chemically induced ones) can be dificult ot look after, its not that hard ot find something they like and then use the carrot and stick method to teach them enough ot get by in wider society, if there not teachable then sad as it is perhaps they need to be in professional surroundings.