Parents of ADHD Children
Help- not sure whether or not to medicate my son
Has anyone had a good experience with the med’s because almost all I read is tough road type stories and I am frightened. I have a terrific son about to turn 10, with classic ADHD. Symptoms are mostly exhibited at school, and during homework. We’ve done about 60 sessions of EEG biofeedback (2 different clinicians), he currently takes fish oil, high quality liquid vitamins, a slightly modified diet (less carbs, less preservatives and dyes, more protein). He does sports and plays in the school band. But now the grades are really slipping this year and he’s very very frustrated & upset. (I dont mind lower grades but he feels stupid.) We see him loosing interest all around in everything. What else is left other than the med’s? We feel we may be about out of options. We’ve made a appt with Dr. Ned Hallowell feeling he’s an expert so we’ll feel better trusting his opinion. I’m still frightened I’m going to harm my son. Could really use some advice here.
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