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What is Normal Adolescent Behavior?

“My 14-year-old son, who has ADHD, has recently become more easily agitated, argumentative and less tolerant — especially with me. Could this be part of normal adolescence or could he possibly need adjustments or changes in his medication?”

One easy way to tell if your son’s behavior is medication-related is to look at whether his behavior is better on or off medication. It is also possible that due to hormonal changes, his present medication is not sufficient. If the behaviors do not seem to be medication related, counseling may provide the help you are seeking.

Behavioral Changes in Teenage Daughter