Jessica - posted on 11/06/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )
My son is 8 years old and has been diagnosed with ADHD since the age of 4. After months and months upon months of trying different types and dosages of various medications-by the age of 5 we had found a balance. However, at that time, he started exhibiting signs of anxiety. He would cover his ears and scream at recess, PE or when the classroom was too loud. By the middle of 1st grade, he was asked to leave. The local School District found a placement for him at a school that was close to 2 hours away (one-way) for "emotionally disturbed" children. Needless to say, he did not fit int. I brought him home after one day and enrolled him in K12- an online school for grades K-12. THIS YEAR, I procured him a $25,500 scholarship to a private school that specializes in working with Special Needs children. He is exhibiting some new symptoms as well. Crying, saying "I hate myself", "I wish I were dead!" outbursts of anger and frustration. He has NEVER tried to hurt anyone and he has also never spoken this way since about 4-5 weeks ago...so he's now on an anti-depressant and I am waiting (you need to be on a weight list EVERYWHERE in San Francisco) to start Family and Individual Counseling..and really for some answers!! Has anyone else experienced ADHD with another coexisting disorder?