A new study has pointed out that summer babies portray a tendency of being diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADHD) at school because doctors are a bit puzzled with their relative immaturity.
With most Kindergartens opting for a birthday cut-off around September 1, this means that babies born in July and August are most likely to face an ADHD diagnosis.
However, the researchers behind the study dismissed the idea that children born in summer were more prone to the disorder.
"This indicates that there are children who are diagnosed, or not, because of something other than underlying biological or medical reasons," the Telegraph quoted Dr Melinda Morrill of North Carolina State University, who led the study, as saying.
"We believe that younger children may be mistakenly diagnosed as having ADHD, when in fact they are simply less mature."
The latest research, based on an analysis of two US health surveys and a health insurance claims database, is published in the forthcoming issue of the Journal of Health Economics.