Why Does My Son's Doctor Want to Take Him Off ADHD Medication?
"My 21-year-old son's ADHD medication is effective in treating his symptoms. But his doctor wants to wean him off the meds. Why?"
Larry Silver, M.D.
I share your concern. Your son’s physician may not understand that ADHD is not solely a disorder of childhood and adolescence. For many, it continues throughout adult life. If your son’s activity level, inattention, and/or impulsivity continue to cause difficulty, he should remain on ADHD medication.
Now that your son’s an adult, he should make an appointment to speak with his physician. If the doctor won’t budge, your son should find a physician who treats adults with ADHD.