Lindsey - posted on 01/17/2012 ( 24 moms have responded )
My 5 year 2 month old daughter has had anxiety issues, paired with some OCD behaviors, newly diagnosed ADHD and some choice behavior issues that I am now convinced she can not help. I teach Special Education, so I am more than equipped to support her with incentives/consequences, etc. However, they only work for a short period of time and I have to come up with a new "program." It is getting very tiring. She gets in trouble at school for talking back to the teacher, screaming no about a lot of things socially, but seems to do her work...that is work she is strong in. If it is a new concept or she feels she needs some attention...then she shuts down and gets very upset. She says she can't do anything and is stupid. We have taken her to a Genetics Specialist, a Psychiatrist, the Pediatrician and had a host of blood work and an EKG done. They are considering putting her on Ritalin, an anti-anxiety and meds for her OCD. I wanted to know if anyone else has children with these symptoms and if medication worked for them?