ADHD in Boys
My son seems to only find happiness in one thing...
My 11 year old who diagnosed ADHD (innattentive type) has always had a tendency to become fully obsessed with one interest and therefore seems to only be happy when engaged in that particular interest. I’ve read before that this can be a pesonality trait with certain types of ADHD but I haven’t found much on how to help when this becomes an issue. His current obsession is collecting a certain toy and it seems like he’s always needing the newest one and when there’s nothing new to get he’s empty or unfulfilled. He even has a difficult time having a conversation about anything other than his interest despite some of the social tips we’ve given him. My husband and I have discussed taking the hobby away from him all together to end the obsession but he’s also the type that can slip into a mild state of depression easily.
Is there anyone out there who’s dealt with this???
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