Originally Posted by enki
No but I am thinking about it. I dont believe in taking drugs to mask a problem, I have seen my friends try that and it just leads to new problems down the road. I want her to see a therapist, but she wont go for it. I guess she needs to be willing to make changes on her own. Any other suggestions?
Medication is never meant to be the main part of treatment (alhtough many doctors think it will solve it all), but can be very helpful in people who have sever problems with concentration and impulsivity. If your head stil "spins", you can't take in any information and can't control your impulsivity, you can do as much therapy as you want and you're still not going to take it in properly.
Coaching can sometimes help someone with AD/HD get their life in order, therapy, counselling and self-help groups can all help get motivation and mood up if that is a problem, but you are of course right that SHE has to WANT to get help, unfortunately you can't MAKE her.
It may be a good idea if you read some books on the subject, like "Driven to Distraction", to help you understand her better and maybe encourage her to show a bit more initiative and get to understand herself better.