What is Normal Adolescent Behavior?


"My 14-year-old ADD son has recently become more easily agitated, argumentative and less tolerant--especially with me. Could this be part of normal adolescence or could he possibly need adjustments or changes in his medication?"


One easy way to tell if your son's behavior is medication-related is to look at whether his behavior is better on or off medication. It is also possible that due to hormonal changes, his present medication is not sufficient. If the behaviors do not seem to be medication related, counseling may provide the help you are seeking.

Dr. Michele Novotni is an internationally recognized expert in the field of ADHD. She is the former president and CEO of the national Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA), an inspiring speaker, best selling author, psychologist, coach and parent of a young adult with AD/HD. She is the author of Adult AD/HD and What Does Everybody Else Know That I Don't?.

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