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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