This reply was originally posted by user Pdxlaura in ADDitude’s now-retired community.
You’ve pretty much got all the info. Many of us have been there. I would like to add three things: find a doctor that will work closely with you to get meds figured out. Two, don’t give up! And three, trust your instincts!
Stop with the counselors/doctors that are not working. Try someone else, keep digging. I have been down the same road. Now at age 11, my son is stabilized with his severe ADHD. It’s a marathon. Not a sprint. Hang in there! Don’t take no for an answer. He can be helped!