Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar_universal
Don't Trust ADHD Diagnosis
I'm the mother of a 12 year old boy who was diagnosed at age 5 as having ADHD.  Multiple and constantly shifting variations of pharmacotherapy.  Very limited success with psychotherapy.  He is occasionally violent.  He does well academically in school but fails socially.  I am his only friend.  I am the only outlet of his frustrations.  He lost 15% of his bodyweight over the summer and is now 68 pounds.



I am questioning whether this is ADHD or something more serious.  Really, I feel like his combination of his symptoms doesn't have a name that can be summarized in an acronym. I feel like his doctors are forcing his pathology into a diagnosis that they understand and can treat according to some predetermined format. It's not working.



I am looking for some kind of residential facility that could observe him over a period of time and offer recommendations that would actually serve my boy rather than some protocol that serves some majority.  I have resources, and I'm just not getting any guidance that's worthwhile.



Does anybody know of such a place that they can recommend?



Thank you.
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
585414_tn?1288944902
  It is difficult to say as some of the concerns you described
could be more seriouas that adhd. However a psychi
Comment
Cancel
585414_tn?1288944902
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
585414_tn?1288944902
  It is difficult to say as some of the concerns you described
could be more serious that adhd. However only a psychiatrist
could understand the clinical specifics. If the psychiatrists
who have been following up on him haven't been of help
then it would be worthwhile to seek a second opinion
from a child psychiatrist with specific knowledge in this field
In addition to medication
adhd can be helped by talk therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Comment
Cancel
585414_tn?1288944902
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar_universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Don't Trust ADHD Diagnosis
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Bipolar Disorder Community Resources
Top Mood Disorders Answerers
1551327_tn?1414146344
Blank
Bubulous
Tompkinsville, KY
6726276_tn?1421130268
Blank
CRSeaside
Huntington Beach, CA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Crystal413
VA
1257808_tn?1322765815
Blank
MR_WHY
Other
3236191_tn?1451025079
Blank
schizofriendia
Your Bushes, MT
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
rogelio63
AZ