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Thanks for the advice ADHDMomma. Unfortunately you tend to get the clinician you’re given. One of the symptoms of a ‘free’ national health service, but I’ll keep pushing him for a second opinion by someone who actually specialises in ADHD.
We already spend a lot of time hiking having recognised the benefits of exercise and nature. He also accompanies me with my dog walking business when his work permits.
Diet is a bone of contention. I try to influence his sugar and additive intake and ensure healthier options are at home, but it’s an area of weakness for him. His colleagues consume energy drinks like they are water and he regularly fails to spot his impulsivity with food. It’s a fine line being a carer but respecting his right to make his own decisions. Often I end up nagging like a Mum.
Since his recent self-harm we have been practicing Mindfulness which has helped somewhat but he struggles to be consistent with it as it physically hurts his head when he really pushes himself with it.