Parents of ADHD Children
Severe phobia limiting 9 1/2 year old's activities
Hello! I’m new here.
My son is 9 1/2 and has developed a severe phobia of insects, specifically bees. It is so bad that he does not want to play outside and can go into a panic attack when we try to get him outdoors. He takes Focalin 15mg for his ADHD and we just started Sertraline (Zoloft) 25 mg to help him with the anxiety. He sees a therapist for help with his phobia, but the progress is very slow and I’m feeling so frustrated. Not to mention his therapist is very expensive (though she is wonderful with him). I’m guess I was just hoping for
I know he can’t help it, but I’m going crazy being trapped indoors this summer. My younger son (age 6, neurotypical) is the opposite—loves to play outside, go to the lake, etc. They are both home with me this summer. It is such a struggle to keep them occupied and limiting access to screen time. The 9 year old would happily watch tv or play video games all day. I feel like it is unfair to the 6 year old to hang around the house all day, but I don’t have much of a choice. Not to mention, I KNOW he needs exercise and sunlight and fresh air for his general health. :(
I don’t know what I am looking for here, just support I guess. Has anyone had success in treating a child with phobias? Thanks for your feedback!
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