My Forum Comments
My personal triggers are “you aren’t the only one you know.” I understand you’re trying to say I’m not alone, but it sounds like “hey everyone else has it and deals with it, you should be fine.” :/
I’m an American, so I have no idea about healthcare. However, I can add for in the mean time for your wait list.
If you’re low on dopamine, I highly recommend doing things you enjoy, it’s a natural way to get it while you wait. Exercise, being in the sun, meditating are good ways as well.
I would definitely let her try it. I was undiagnosed and did not get medication until 10th grade, and my freshman year was the worst and I fell so behind. It’s only going to get harder without.
I would seriously recommend finding a new psychologist if he thinks those are interchangeable. If you’re worried about side affects, then express that to your psychologist, one that DOESN’T prescribe vitamins. Vitamins have no correlation to the ADHD mind. The brain is lacking a brain chemical. Vitamins are something else entirely.
He’s lying to you. It could be possible if he had other developmental disorders, but he only has OCD and ADHD. He’s 16 years old, trust me, at that age they know exactly what they’re doing. His hormones are rampant right now, and he’s not controlling himself. It may be hard, but it’s absolutely possible.
What he’s doing is very illegal, and frankly, if he were an adult, this would be considered predatory behavior.
I would look into a child therapist, one that deals with kids/young adults with behavioral issues.