ADHD, ODD, chronically tired teen disengaging with school
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15yr old son ADHD, ODD, chronically tired and disengaging school
Posted by heather3 to ADHD Professionals on Jan 28, 2014
Our son is 15.5 years old with ADHD inattentive type, chronic sleep issues, currently on Seroquel at night and vyvanse in the day. He is designated gifted. He is suffering with chronically being fatigued, and is more oppositional than ever, He refuses to do school work and rarely makes it to 2nd class. He has good friends but, they are now starting to experiment with pot and he finds it helpful to relax himself. He does not use alcohol.
Our family is falling apart given the differences in approach between myself and my husband. I am late for work and cancelling morning clients trying to support my child. I am exhausted.
My son is going downhill monthly and it is very hard to watch. He is also dealing with depression but decided to stop his medication last month so his irritability and oppositional manner is worse.
If anyone has any suggestions I would very much appreciate this. At this point my straight A student is failing academic classes. He simply isn’t making the lectures and can no longer rely on his intellectual giftedness to get him through.
He sees himself as ‘messed up’ and ‘going nowhere’.
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