ADHD in Boys
Are Doctors really helpful?
Hello. I’m new to this group. Have not been in a group in the past and a friend suggested i join one for my sanity. My 5yr old has ADHD and was diagnosed last year. I feel like it’s been a rollercoaster ride and with appointments being rescheduled by the doctor’s office frequently i feel they are not much help. We are on the third doctor and it is a clinic for low-income families so i wonder if they are not taking this serious. My son has had his adderall increased 3 times in a year and just switched his other medication from risperidol to intuniv. He did well for a couple of months after the change and now is back to misbehaving and being extremely defiant and just wanting things his way. The Dr said no spanking. i just started reading 1-2-3 Magic and until i’m done with reading it seems like a low impact spank or raising my voice is the only thing that works. he laughs at time outs and mocks me. He had his next appointment scheduled for 2weeks from now and it was just rescheduled, again, to 4 weeks from now. NOTE: i have 16yr old twins who don’t have ADHD and never had challenging behaviors. Is it normal to feel the doctor doesn’t seem to care?
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