Hoping others can share their experiences. My 6 yr old was recently diagnosed with ADHD. She’s very smart academically but has had problems behaviorally at school and other extracurricular activities. For the diagnosis, my husband and I filled out a questionnaire (one for pediatrician, one for a psychiatrist) and based off these this questionnaire and a questionnaire given to her teacher, she was diagnosed with ADHD. We only have one child so we do not always know what is “normal” for her age. The psychiatrist was quick to jump on meds based on the questionnaires. This whole diagnosis seems very subjective. How do we know our daughter doesn’t have another disorder like a sensory disorder? We thought this might be the problem based off some of her other behaviors. The psychiatrist said that ADHD and ODD is her specialty and she does not do assessments for sensory disorders. We tried to call the academic center in our city (CHOP) and I was never able to reach anyone and no one ever called me back. We are not sure whether to get another assessment at another local clinic or move forward with trying this medication (Focasin). We are going to go forward with behavioral therapy because hopefully regardless of what she might have, it will be useful. Has anyone else had an experience like this for their child’s diagnosis? Any advice would be appreciated.