What do you do when meds do not work?

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Registered: 10-04-2004
What do you do when meds do not work?
Sun, 08-23-2009 - 6:31am


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Registered: 06-10-2007
Sun, 08-23-2009 - 9:08pm


I would have to say that if none of the meds show results, and he has tried every med, at every dose, for the required amount of time( 2-3 weeks), then it is either Not ADHD, or he has another comorbid that must be managed before the ADHD meds can work.

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

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Registered: 08-25-2009
Thu, 08-27-2009 - 12:45pm

Your child may not have ADHD or may have it coupled with some other disorder. (Like Dyslexia) I am not a doctor but I have worked in the special education program at one of our city schools, which

Kim Clemons
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Registered: 03-25-2008
Thu, 08-27-2009 - 1:48pm

I agree with the others. Sounds like it might not be ADHD, but something else going on. I would definitely consider a fresh opinion from a different specialist to make sure your son gets on the right track.

Good luck!