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Do you have children with ADHD on meds?

My 6 y.o ds has been diagnosed with Bipolar and Mood Disorder since he was three. Recent neuropsych eval concluded his diagnoses to be ADHD, Cognitive Disorder with Executive Functions weakness. He has a med apt. next week. Currently he has severe behavior issues, aggression, hyperness, and rages to name a few. Currently he is on Risperdal, Clonidine, and Celexa. At 3 y.o suspected to maybe have ADHD they tried him on Ritalin which made him rage awefully flailing his body uncontrollably for about four hours. I am wondering if anybody has children with these mixed diagnoses whom took ADHD meds? Did they work well? What side effects did your children have?

 
jlemaycox

Asked by jlemaycox at 1:35 PM on Oct. 25, 2008 in General Parenting

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  • My older 2 children both have ADHD & my son also has ODD(oppositional defiant disorder). They're both on medication. My son was diagnosed @ 6. He started on Adderall, then they added wellbutrin (4 depression), then straterra (which made him like a zombie) & now he's back on 2 diff. forms of adderall. My daughter was the same age when she was diagnosed. She started on addeerall which MADE HER like a zombie, then to concerta which she's been on 4 2 yrs and seems to work really well 4 her. Now my son, I think his r hoing 2 have 2 b readjusted or changed again, bc it's not as effective as b4. But I'm also thinking he has bipolar &/or anxiety as well bc my l8 fahter had it & I do as well.
    LovingParent08

    Answer by LovingParent08 at 1:53 PM on Oct. 25, 2008

  • My son is 12 and they put him on adderall it is so great he was so bad now he is a diff. kid he get A in school not F and made the honer roll its so weird lol good luck
    tryingmom203

    Answer by tryingmom203 at 2:53 PM on Oct. 25, 2008

  • I have 2 ADHD kids, I don't believe in medicating them. I don't know if ADHD runs in families, but just about everyone in my family has been diagnosised with it, and the older generations delt with it, so I figure that I can too.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:49 PM on Oct. 25, 2008

  • Two kids with ADHD, no meds.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:31 PM on Oct. 25, 2008