1. A diagnosis can assist in getting the correct treatment for your childs' specific problems.
2. A daignosis can lead to attainment of financial assistance necessary to attain treatment.
3. Some parents weigh the advantages of treatment verses the disadvantages of a child having a label of a diagnosis at a young age.
4. Parents often consider the benefit of treatment verses the stigma the child might have as a result of the diagnosis.
5. Parents might consider the fact that labels at a young age can be overlooked in the future once the behavior problems are resolved and the child is behaving appropriately in school and at home.
6. The long term costs of not treating a child with problems should be considered. It may cost thousands of dollars a year to care for a child with a disability or other diagnosis. The dollar costs should be considered.
7. In addition to monetary costs parents might consider the social costs to the family as well as society. The family unit can easily be disrupted with a child with behavior problems. It can affect the marriage of the parents as well as people in society they are exposed to at stores, school, church, banks or even the grocery store.
8. Finally, the child himself may have a lifetime of problems if his problems at an early age are not addressed with treatment.
The above are just a few of the things to consider in deciding whether to see a doctor or specialist and possibly receive a diagnosis as a young child.