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  • in reply to: Running out of patience.. #60075
    M.Ryan
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    Ask people for help. Ask if family, or friends, could care for your child for a while, have him stay over, or if they could come clean your house with you – whatever helps you de-stress a bit. People helping you will not only remind you you’re not alone, which will comfort you, but will also serve to lower that base-line stress level for the next confrontation.

    in reply to: Son has no interest, no motivation. I’m out of ideas. #51789
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    Sorry, replied to the wrong post.

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    in reply to: My ADHD and OCD doubtfull? #51785
    M.Ryan
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    If you are able, I would suggest something that I know helps me: running regularly.

    Don’t take my word for it:

    “Researchers found that aerobic exercise increases the neuron reserves in the hippocampus area of the brain, responsible for learning.
    And importantly, exercise such as running boosted these reserves far more than high intensity training (HIT) or resistance training.”

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/12148466/Running-gives-your-brain-a-work-out-say-scientists.html

    That said, I am in a daily dose of Concerta, and I do struggle with anxiety. However, after facing some of my fears, talking to a psychologist, and starting the meds, I don’t struggle with anxiety like I once did.

    Mitch

    in reply to: Just started 9 yo son on meds #50890
    M.Ryan
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    Hello MamaTan,

    18mg of Concerta will likely provide your son around 8 – 10 hours of relief, and considering the timing of the screen play argument (night), he could have been coping with some withdrawal. He was probably feeling a little sick, likely tired, maybe anxious, irritable, and feeling the return of his ADHD symptoms, when you asked him to stop screen play. And if he had been playing video games, particularly, stopping them could have been especially hard – I have personal experience in this area. Here’s a little info on the topic of ADHD and video games, if you don’t already know:

    http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/adhd/adhd-associated-video-game-addiction

    It might have been bit of a “perfect storm” for him, so to speak. I could see how your husband and you’d feel overwhelmed by the sheer energy it takes, trying to help keep your son on track. You’re both probably exhausted. I hope you can find a way to get some time for yourselves, and recharge.

    Mitch

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