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When I Realized That My Son's ADHD Diagnosis Isn't My Fault

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This month, my son will be evaluated for ADHD. We filled out forms for Vanderbilt, and the pediatrician said the information we gave could suggest attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but my husband wants a formal diagnosis from a psychologist, which is understandable.

My son is only 5. I’ve had a lot of time to ponder this situation. I won’t lie — when my son’s teacher first suggested he has ADHD, I felt so guilty.

I just knew my son’s diagnosis was somehow “my fault.” I went home after our parent-teacher conference and Googled whether there’s a link between mothers having mood disorders and kids with ADHD.

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