• domrocsmom domrocsmom
    June 17, 2009
    child with ADHD having other symptoms getting worse
    domrocsmom domrocsmom
    June 17, 2009

    My 7 year old has ADHD and has been on meds for over a year and is becoming increasingly disrespectful and using inappropriate words. He argues constantly and screams when he does not get his way. Any suggestions?

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  • hahndog1 January 22, 2010
    hahndog1
    January 22, 2010

    these drugs take tour personality away they all do i've been on all of them

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  • crissyd522 December 17, 2009
    crissyd522
    December 17, 2009

    I was just wondering how you are making out. When I read your question I thought I wrote it. My son is also 7 and has been on Concerta for about 10months and it's just not working any more and he's getting completely out of control and now affecting his behavior at school. I have an appt to see a new therapist since our insurance had changed. I was just wondered if you found anything that helped or worked for you?

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  • luckyme June 22, 2009
    luckyme
    June 22, 2009

    Maybe he needs to try another medication. I have an 8 year old who is on Adderall 7.5-it works presently for him, but I've heard that meds can lose effect-or dose becomes ineffective. Not an experts opinion, but my  son went through similar behavior, effecting his school work and making him very self conscious and further aggravating his behavior. Most of all-we have kept a pretty standard routine and he is on a med currently to help him sleep-he wasnt before-he would be up most of night-2-3-4am-I was giving Benadryl-with some result-maybe fell asleep at 12am. This was not a side effect of his med as it is short acting and not extended release. Is your son sleeping? I have to say-my son is now a sweet, sometimes thoughtful child(Normal child), but still a boy who claims he hates his sister-but still likes to have sleep overs with her, and her company on trips..I was honestly considering(when eligible)sending him off to military school. I was not enjoying him-my son was just as you're describing your son-but, he would get mean,  even broke a window-among other things. Good luck. I was told by an adult psychiatrist that children with ADHD have trouble turning off-even when exhausted-the med my son's doctor prescribed is seroquel and though the desired effect has been obtained-I'm unable to find much info on it's use in kids. Sorry for going on and on-I am new to this site and feel like I am not alone. Thank you for listening.

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  • hahndog1 January 22, 2010
    hahndog1
    January 22, 2010

    she is way too yping her mind needs to develop first

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  • Greta Jonsd May 20, 2010
    Greta Jonsd
    May 20, 2010

    I am sorry to hear that your son is having a hard time.  Please have a look at The Nurturing Heart Approach at www.difficultchild.com.  This amazing approach has done miracle for me and my extremely difficult son.  Research shows that Affirmation can change the chemical in the brain, dopamin and serotonin.  www.arlenetaylor.org.

     

    Bye

     

    Greta

    Counsellor and Therapist

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