Rajeana - posted on 11/18/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )
I am a single mom who had my son very young (15) and I am now 23 so he is 7. He has been having issues in social settings since he was about 4 and I didnt know why. He has alway been very touchy feely, likes to be in your face, talk over you, tell you what right and wrong,. cant stay still, getting frustrated, blurting out, and the biggest one.. Not listening.
I monitored him for some years and watched the pattern go from school to school and it made me very frustrated because I thought that he was doing this on purpose. He repeated kindergarten because they were never able to evaluate his academic level clearly because of his behavior which was fine with me (rather do it at a young age then when he gets older be embarrassed).So this year he has a new teacher for 1st grade and I love her!
She examined Mathias and saw that he wanted to do right but it seemed that he just couldnt do it no matter what he tried so she told me to take him to the dr.When I did they diagnosed him with ADHD (combined) on our second visit and now he is taking adderall for the behavior.
So far he is doing great! Focusing, and being able to concentrate has become a norm for him and Im so happy to see that. But at the same time he is getting angry at little things like:
1. Someone touching his things
2. Someone laughing at him
3. When he cant complete a task when the time is up
I am wanting to know if Adderall has had the affect of making children more upset, aggravated, irritated, or angry?