Adhd add

Melissa - posted on 10/27/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )




My 9 year old son was diagnosed by a child youth worker....not a Dr as having adhd and add. This after filling out those question me and the school. I admit I think he probably does have it but I have no idea. Anyhow, the cyw gave me an option to give him concerta (sp?).....however I didn't want to give him medication until I tried everything I am a year later and feel like I'm getting nowhere.....the school behaviour is the worst....all summer seemed to be fine....normal issues but nothing like it is now!! I feel bad for him....I dont know what to do.....someone help me...give me some guidance....I get no help from my Dr....and the help I do get takes forever....someone...anyone....I am desperate....thanks. I feel like once you chose not to medicate no one wants to take the time to help there anyone out there that doesn't medicate but deals????? Please help me help my son. Thank u for reading.


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You need to find another doctor. Very rarely would I ever encourage medicating a child unless they seriously needed it. I would suggest getting him involved in sports, cutting all sugar out of his diet, seeing if you can match him up with a male mentor to help him focus on behaving appropriately in class. A lot of times it's also just a matter of maturity. MOST 9 year old boys have a hard time sitting still, focusing in class, etc. It's natural.

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