My son is "borderline ADHD" which his pediatrician, who incidentially was mine too and told my mother my brother was just an active boy, and told me he would NOT medicate my son because we needed to learn to deal with it, anyway he and the psych. they sent DS to said he is "borderline ADHD". He has days/situations when he just is out of control, the kicker is when he is at school he is too bored just sitting(1st grade teacher let him have a stress ball-helped) and at fun things like the county fair, the circus, some resturants, etc. he was too over stimulated and had melt downs. This sounds really counterproductive, but an abnormal psych professor I had told me to give him a small cup of coffee before something over stimulating and it works like ADHD meds,it really does work. So we have learned to deal with it, and it is more controlled in some situations than others, but he is still SO hyper/distracted most of the time!
at 7:01 PM on Aug. 24, 2009