5 yr old tantrums with ADHD

Keri - posted on 01/03/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My son was diagnosed with ADHD and prerscribed Adderall. He throws MAJOR tantrums, has violent tendencies ect.... If there is anyone else that is goin through this??? We are seeing a chilrens psychiatrist and gettin ideas but it doesnt seem to help much. He is a very good boy but just chooses to make these bad choices when he knows the consequences.

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Julie - posted on 01/04/2010

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I have a 8 year old that was diagnosed with ADHD and throws horrible tantrums and is violent. We tried different meds and they all made him worse, so we decided to pull him off all meds and do more intense testing. We work with a psychologist and we have a behavioral team that comes to our home once a week and they also stop in school to see him.
Doctors are so fast to diagnose a child these days and just put them on any meds, so you need to be careful. There are many different things out there to help but it does take time for you and your child to trust someone and to find out what is going to work for him.
My son is an awesome young man and has very good skills in many different areas, but he too chooses to make the wrong choices and does not know how to talk with out throwing a fit. Good Luck

Charity - posted on 01/03/2010

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All I have to say is 1 2 3 Majic you can rent it at you local library! Our sons therapist recamended this video to us. Luckly it sd keep doing what your doing. Sometimes I rewatch it to remind myself that I have to be consistant, even when I want to "say find whatever" or " i'm too tired to fight about it". I'm the parent and if it's something I find important it MUST happend. Good Luck!

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