if so, can you tell a big difference? my son, is very hyper and i am just about certain is ADHD, i am considering having him tested .Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:09 PM on Dec. 14, 2008 in Tweens (9-12)
Answer by Anonymous at 10:18 PM on Dec. 14, 2008
I myself was diagnosed with ADD when I was 6 years old and put on medication for it. However, my parents also took another step and took an active role in my education. They had meetings with my teachers once a week, I took all my tests in another classroom, I went to a behavior specialist, I could go on and on and on. They did this for years until they thought maybe they could take me off the medication (I was in 7th grade). I had at that time learned to modify my behavior. I still had many struggles at school but since my parents were wonderful and accommodating I always had someone to go to. It isn't bull, it is a learning disability. Medication isn't THE only solution though. There are many steps you have to take as a parent.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:47 PM on Dec. 14, 2008
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Answer by Zina4 at 3:09 PM on Dec. 15, 2008
Hi, my son was diagnosed at 3 with ADHD/OCD. He is 11 now. It IS NOT a fake disease. That is just plain ignorant. Yes, IF your son is ADHD or ADD and you give him medication you will see a big difference.Â I actually wrote more to this answer but it only allows so many characters... I hate that, lol.Â Please feel free to contact me if you like.Â I am an ADHD advocate and really believe that these kids are blessed.Â They are really bright kids.Â I have one who is and one who isn't.Â My son who is not is very hyper, but it is not ADHD, he is just all boy.Â Please feel free to contact me, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you want I can email you the rest of the answer I was going to put here, lol.Â And I am here if you just need some encouragement.Â Raising a kid with ADHD is hard, but they can have a perfectly normal life.Â I hope this helped!!!Â Good Luck!!
Answer by thecatdidit at 4:33 PM on Dec. 15, 2008
my 10yr old is on meds, i dont see a difference, but the school does and he gets (most)of his school work done and thats whats important his teachers see a BIG difference when he is off meds i thought about asking for a different med that lasted longer, but since he is managing his schoolwork i can get through the day without strangeling him all the time (just some of the time :))
i also disagree with zina4, its not a mental illness, its a nurological one which you can out grow or learn to controll better
Answer by bi-polarmommy at 11:28 PM on Dec. 15, 2008
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