Depression and ADHD
Teen daughter with depression and anxiety
My teen daughter was diagnosed with ADHD in January and is taking medication that seems to be helping. Last night she wrote me a long letter explaining her feelings of anxiety and depression. She has always been a social person and very talented in acting, singing and writing. Lately, she has no interest in trying out for plays or going to social events. She has become attached to specific articles of clothing that make her feel more secure, she wears head phones and plays music constantly she says to drown out her anxious feelings. I don’t want her to become addicted to stimulants to help her cope, but that’s my fear. She will graduate next year and then to college where there are endless avenues she could take, good and bad. I want to help her but I am at a lost as to where to go and what to do first.
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