Best Answer

Absolutely. A lot of teachers -- who don't know any better -- tend to assume that a young child is just difficult, has no self-restraint, etc. Especially, little boys who are stereotyped as being rowdy, easily distracted, and often troublemakers.

A psychiatrist or psychologist is trained to recognize the difference between what is normal behavior and what is symptomatic of ADHD.

And from my own personal experiences: don't assume that a school counselor or psychologist knows everything.

When I was 17 I was suicidal. Not knowing who to turn to I went to my guidance counselor, who in turn referred me to the school 'psychologist.' Neither of them called my parents. Nor did they even try to find out why I didn't show up at my scheduled appts with the school shrink after the first one.

I tried to commit suicide twice; came frighteningly close the second time. I've often wondered if a lawsuit was in order.

I suffer from severe chronic depression, SAD, ADD, social anxiety disorder and who knows what else.

Get a second or even a third professional opinion, if you are not convinced. But for God's sake, don't just ignore it and hope it'll go away.

It seems premature and a second opinion is in order.

Definitely get a second opinion before putting anyone on meds, especially if they're aren't immediate pressing issues.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2015-07-15 21:21:29
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

What was the Older name of Bipolar disorder

What phobia is the fear of myths or false statements

What is the most common type of cerebral palsy

How can you tell if a person has ADHD

See all cards
No Reviews

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Can a 5-year-old be diagnosed with ADHD by a psychologist although no behavior issues were reported from school?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
People also asked