The diagnosis!

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Registered: 03-04-2009
The diagnosis!
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Fri, 07-24-2009 - 5:29pm

I posted on here a while back about my son Joshua. Well we went to his appointment and he was diagnosed with ADHD. The doctor gave him a prescription for Adderall 5 mg tablets. I haven't tried them yet I am waiting for my DH to be home from

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Registered: 06-10-2007
Fri, 07-24-2009 - 11:05pm

HI! WOW that was quick, it took us 6 weeks

A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.

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Registered: 03-04-2009
Fri, 07-24-2009 - 11:21pm

We have been going through this with the school for about 2 yrs and then the doctors office and we went to a phycologist with over 20 yrs of experience diagnosing kids and he read through everything asked us lots of questions and did a test with him and then gave us the diagnosis. They look for 14 things to diagnosis it and he had 11 of them. But for the most part he does really good. He just can't sit still at school and interrupts the teacher when he knows the answer. He is very intelligent and just blurts out the answer while she is waiting on the others to come up with the answer. We have decided to only medicate him for school and while he is home keep him off of it. Thanks to all of you for answering my questions and I'm sure I'll have more.


Lisa mom of 5

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