How Can We Help Our Troubled Child?


"Our 11-year-old son has ADHD (and takes Adderall, Depakote, and Seroquel) and has been under psychiatric care for 5 years, but he's still unhappy, says he hates himself and harbors a lot of anger. Who can help?"

Dr. Larry Silver specializes in treating children with attention deficit disorder (ADHD).

You describe a very troubled child. Based on the medications he is on, someone thinks that he has bipolar disorder, not ADHD. You need to go to where he can be evaluated by a competent mental health team. Don't wait. His problems sound serious.

Larry Silver, M.D., is clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and director of training in child and adolescent psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is a former acting director and deputy director of the National Institute of Mental Health, as well as the author of Dr. Larry Silver's Advice to Parents on AD/HD and The Misunderstood Child: Understanding and Coping with Your Child's Learning Disabilities.
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