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ADHD in Boys
Seven year old with anger issues
Hi all, I’m hoping someone can offer some advice based on their own experiences. My 7 year old son has been diagnosed ADHD since he was 4. He was prescribed Intuniv and it was rather effective until about 6 months ago. His neuro added Adderall alongside the Intuniv about 3 months ago and since then he’s become very aggressive in school, and destructive at home. He’s broken things of value, intentionally damaged things, stolen things, stolen money, etc. At school he intentionally injures other students, up to and including striking them hard enough to leave a mark on their body. As a result of this behavior, he’s been warned that one more incident will result in a suspension from school. His neuro responded to this by increasing the Adderall, which seems to have had no additional effect on him negative or positive. I feel the Adderall is the direct trigger of these outbursts of negative behavior. His neuro doesn’t seem to think so. I’m at a loss here, Has anyone else dealt with such a 180 in behavior from meds? How did you handle it? Advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks all!