Any Ideas on how to deal with an 11 year old with ADHD and Obcessive Compulsive Disorders and also suffers depression? I have had her on several meds and so far only stratera helps and she is enrolled in special classes and programs to help her both in and out of school and she still can be a hand ful at times. She did have bad lead poisoning when she was a baby and had to have a special diet and medical care and almost had to be hospitalized. I have had Doctors tell me it could be all linked with the Lead Poisoning, ADHD and Obcessive disorders and the depression.
I tried a routine that is strict and followed it to a tee, I also tried different approaches while handling her outbreaks. some times there are a lot of outbreaks of screaming, crying, yelling and so on and even throwing things. I do always let her know I am not afraid of her and that I do love her and it is my job to make sure she is safe and everyone else is safe.
Any other ideas? Or could this be a neuro problem or brain damage from the lead and she can't explain what is going on and only acts out because of this? She is now 11 and was diagnosed with high lead blood levels at 6 months and the others when she was about 5.