Parents of ADHD Teens and Young Adults
A 21 yr old ADHD girl sinking into deep depression.
Hello Group Members,
My 21 yr old daughter was recently diagnosed with ADHD while in college and we are looking find the right medication and doctors for her.
She has seen two doctors both in WPB and Washington DC and both have prescribed her Strattera with different dosages but it is very expensive and she will not take it because she doesn t like the way it makes her feel. She reads a lot of negative ariticles about ADHD medications and feels that she would prefer a natural remedy or meditation therapy. I find that the more time she spends looking inward the less connected to the real world she becomes.
It’s breaking my heart to watch her drop out of college, with no desire to work, or get involved in any activities. She sleeps all day and sit around angry and depressed at night..
I am truly concerned for her but her doctors will not discuss her condition with me.
Does anyone have any advice on helping a young adult and encourage and empower her to want to help herself?
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