Parents of ADHD Teens and Young Adults
Teen refuses to take meds
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14 yo won’t take meds
Posted by ADHDMom+Wife to Parents of ADHD Teens and Young Adults on Nov 20, 2013 at 2:53pm
My 14 yr old daughter was diagnosed with ADHD/Subtype Ring of Fire by the Amen Clinic in Va. She was on Prozac with good success for most of last year. But my ADD husband made a deal with her that she could stop her meds if she finished a series of neurotherapy (which also helped her). She has been off the meds for nearly 6 months and it is driving me crazy! She refuses to go back on meds (of any kind), cannot give me a reason, just NO. She is regularly irritable, overreacts, doesn’t communicate and is missing assignments at school. She is very smart - easily accomplishing A’s and B’s when she likes her teacher and subject, but is regularly getting an F or D for late or missed assignments at school. Her 504 requires some participation on her part (i.e., asking the teacher to initial her planner) but she won’t do it. We are on her case daily trying to keep her up on her assignments, but this is exhausting for us and demoralizing for her. What can we do?
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