Anger Management and ADHD
7yr boy ADHD/OCD-neurologist says he needs behavior therapy
Our 7yr old son has severe ADHD/OCD. It always seems to happen this way but when he had his recent visit with his neurologist, he had been doing really well. Right after the visit he started having meltdowns in school and at home. He has started becoming extremely defiant again and talking back and in his last meltdown he kicked his teacher. He has become increasingly scared again of everything as he was before the meds. We called his neurologist and in the past he would work with us on his meds. This time he told us we always do this and call him right after the visit with a problem. This time he said he can only help with the meds and he’s done all he felt he should/can do and we really needed to look into having him see a behavior therapist. We really don’t have the income to now add another doctor/therapist. Do I need to do this and take a part time job in order to do this? We are about as lean as we can be at the moment on cutting back and finances. He does see a guidance teacher once a week and we have started him on a free study with a local college for play therapy. any other suggestion on what WE can do as parents. It’s so hard sometimes to decipher what needs to be done on the parenting behavior side vs what he can’t help on the ADHD/OCD side vs what he should be able to do bc of the meds side….
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