I have one ADHD (he is 16) who was diagnosed in Kindergarten. He went through full evaluation by a child psychologist.
I have one who is ADD (he is 10) I had always suspected but my ex was against it saying he wasn't. He was finally diagnosed this year. I actually feel guilty that I didn't push it sooner as he has really struggled in school and even done summer school and is in special ed.... he is a very bright kid and this all seems so unfair to have put him through.
both are on meds. my oldest cannot function normally without his meds. my other ds who is ADD does MUCH better in school with meds.
I should not my oldest was also born with Hirschsprungs disease and we have tried all kinds of diets on him... the only thing that works for him is the meds.