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Penny Williams

There’s a great article on ADDitude on why teens refuse to take medication, and how to go forward from there:

“I’m Sick of Taking Meds!”

The bottom line to successfully changing his willingness to try medication again is going to be listening to his reasons WHY he doesn’t want to take the medication, and showing him that you validate those feelings and concerns and want to work with him to find a resolution that treats his ADHD to help him, but also considers his feelings and input.

ADDitude Community Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism