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i am going crazy trying to figure out what to do.  my son has adhd, anxiety and sensory.  anxiety seems to be the main problem and some of the adhd mixed in. his teacher never sees his frustrations or anxiety so he seems fine to her. but then she says he has a hard time following directions and he rushes through all his work. there is always a but. i have spoken to her and she does not seem to think his diagnosis play a factor because he can do the work (on some work he has to redo a few times due to rushing himself) it is crazy because she does not see any anxiety or frustration but he comes homes and tells me he does get like this.  he does have a 504 in place and they do follow it. but i cannot make my child stop rushing or sit still so i am starting to think its us at home. he receives cognitive therapy. he has tried the metronome with no success. he supposedly can focus. and now therapist says go see a psych for meds.. ridiculous.  i got him on fish oil and a multi…can anyone relate…i live in san antonio tx

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Hi lapantera22000,

You say, “I cannot make my child stop rushing or sit still so i am starting to think its us at home.” If your child has ADHD, it is a neurological condition and rushing and wiggling are symptoms of that. ADHD has no cure—you can treat these symptoms, but you cannot “cure” them.

Anxiety and sensory issues are very common with ADHD as well. His anxiety may actually be secondary to the ADHD, meaning his ADHD symptoms cause him to be anxious because he can’t control them.

I would look into treatment options you have not yet considered or tried. You are communicating that what you are doing right now is not helping enough. There’s a large collection of articles on ADHD treatment options at http://www.additudemag.com/channel/adhd-treatment/index.html.

Penny
ADDconnect Moderator & Mom to Tween Boy with ADHD and LDs

Posted by adhdmomma on Nov 20, 2013 at 7:43pm

Mitzi,

No I will not change my view, there is no cure for ADHD. That is a scientific fact. You can improve some symptoms, maybe even long-term as you experienced with neurofeedback, but you cannot change the physiology of the brain, which would be required to “cure” ADHD. If there were a cure, no one would have ADHD.

Penny
ADDconnect Moderator & Mom to Tween Boy with ADHD and LDs

Posted by adhdmomma on Nov 21, 2013 at 7:32pm

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