Hi, on Monday I am taking my 13 year old son to see a doctor to diagnosis him with adhd. He has always had problems (some compounded by his environment...my ex was physically and verbally abusive). For two years he was treated for panic attacks, depression and anxiety. He still has the depression and is on Zoloft. In the last year or so, he has become very violent and threatening. His grades have bottomed out, friends have all but disappeared. He can't finish homework, fidgits all the time, very easily friustrated. He can't look at a project, like picking up his room, and be able to see how to do it. The task overwhelms him, unless I stay and point out each little step. He has been evaluated through our mental health center as being adhd, but this Dr. is supposed to be the best in our area.
I have very little hope right now. His problems overwhelm me and frighten me at times. I know I am just beginning this juourney, but I am so scared. what if the drugs don't work. what if he is really crazy. How do I stop my own fears from interfering with the strength I need to deal with the child. Help