eeveryone says he cannot be medicated till 5,any suggestions?I need help for him,hes in therapy ,hes got no freinds and has been dropped from pre-k?
My 4 yr old has adhd-add combined with asburgers syndrome and ocd,odd ect,dont no what to do ?
- 9 Jan 2011 by manditruman
- 10 April 2012
- hyperkinetic syndrome of childhood, obsessive compulsive disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd), oppositional defiant disorder
I feel for you! My son had ADHD and aggressiveness starting at age 3. I waited until he was 7 to medicate him and it was the best thing I could have done!My son was thrown out of 2 or 3 daycare programs and it was just a constant issue. I couldn't take him to church because he couldn't behave in the nursery classes.He was almost thrown out of first grade before I finally got him on meds! Our whole family dynamic was disrupted! It is very hurtful when your child suffers so much! You might talk to a naturopathic doctor. They are usually not covered by insurance but if you can afford it, it might be worth it. I know there are herbal preparations they use for ADHD, unfortunately I don't know what they use and have no experience with them. Good Luck to you!
I have joined a wonderful group on Asperger's. Just Google onlline support Asperger's. The people that respond to that post are so knowledgable because they've been there themselves. I find it extremely comforting. MY son diagnosed with ADHD and AS at age 5. He's on Ritalin since 6. He also has OCD and ODD. He is not in therapy. We are looking to put him on an SSRI along with the Rit. A lot of people have their kids on multiple meds with sucess. I takes a while to find the right combo so you have to be patient. good luck, and find a support group, your little one is just beginning this journey and so are you.
I see that it's been four weeks sence this was posted, but I'm going to give my option anyways due to the misleading argument above. [no afence intended to christine and cathleen] As much as I don't want to, I'd have to agree with over exaggerating-anti-psychiatrist stopdruggingkids. I think you should focus on your sons health for now sence he's at such a young age. As much exercise as possable, healthy diet, etc. Another suggestion, hold out on meds entill you feel it's absolutely necessary. I had ADHD, OCD, and ODD as long as I can remember. I still have problems with it all, and I'm 17yrs old. So I can honestly say I know how it all feels and all plays out. [Unlike stopdruggingkids] I probably wouldn't have made it though elementary and highschool without Adderall.
I hope everything works out with your son! best of luck,
hang in there. My 12 year old was same way and he was kept back in kindergarden. We didn't know what to do - once the medication kicks in, its different. Now he's ODD and has bipolar symptoms. You are getting him the help he needs by just being concerned and not saying "it's a phase" - like I was told. They should be able to try a med on him that is a low dose. what symptoms does he have?
My suggestion is that he be seen by a specialist and tested. There is treatment and other things that can be provided for your son. Also, there are parental support groups and ways that you can help him to. If you get no answers, try a different doctor until you do. It is important that he get treated properly and effectively while he is young. These are the most important years of his life...
and... From some of the responses given... It makes me angry that some people love to create more than there needs to be. Living in these shoes is hard enough, but to hear from other people that there is only one way of doing things, it is heartbreaking. Excercise, diet, normal childhood upbringing and other things are sometime not enough for some of these children. If they can focus at school and get good grades and actually pay attention, learn new things and make friends, that is gold! All of our brains work differently...
You asked for help. We are not here to judge, we are here to support you.
If you feel your child needs more help and you need a break from the everyday issues that you face, then find something that will work for you and your family! If medication helps, then find what works best and so be it! If counseling helps, then pursue it and continue to learn!
You are the mom, you make that decision and be happy with it... In the long run, whatever needs to be done for your child to succeed in life is what is most important. Life is precious!
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