Posted by LuAnne
on April 07, 2000 at 07:51:21:
In Reply to: ADD posted by Mike Rayburn on April 06, 2000 at 18:30:59:
: I have young 13 year old boy who has come to live with my wife and I. He says he has A.D.D. So does his mom and a doctor. the school that he has attended has seen no sign of this in him. What we see is a young boy who has not been taught the discipline of doing things that he doesn't want to do.ie. homework, household chores, etc. He says A.D.D. is the inability to concentrate on things you don't like. He is able to watch movies and play with things for hours on end. Can anyone tell us how to find about more and perhaps give us advice as to dealing with A.D.D.
My son is 17 and the same way. He can do things he likes to do but not the things he dislikes. He sees both a pschyotherapist and a pschyciatrist. He is doing better on Adderal but still has moments where he won't do things he's supposed to do. Living with him now is bearable but we have a long way to go. The school has told me for years that he didn't have ADD or ADHD. I shouldn't have believed them. His doctor finally diagnosed him with ADD and prescribed Adderal and as I said it is now bearable to live with him. I would get this boy some professional help if I were you. Good Luck!!!