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Posted by Wendy on January 14, 2000 at 16:09:12:

In Reply to: Re: son with adhd/odd posted by Theresa on January 04, 2000 at 07:00:58:

: You need to get away from those doctors as fast as you can. To begin with, it is highly dangerous for a therapist to see your son for 10 minutes once a month. He should be recieving some kind of behavior modification and counseling to help with the add and odd. Not only that, I feel as though kids with diabilities of any kind have a tougher road to hoe than most other children and desereve the right to talk to someone about their feelings. Secondly, his blood pressure should be checked monthly to see if the dosage of meds are ok with him and his body. As for your pediatrician, I have never heard of any good doctor not wanting to medicate a child that truly needs medicine. That is like not giving someone with asthma and inhaler! In my opinion, I would find yourself a new therapist- someone is there not just for the money, but to help your son. I would also find a new pediatrician who has beliefs like you do and practices medicine the way you see fit for your son. By the way I am on my third doctor for my daughter. I have had problems with doctors in the past also. They tried telling me that my daughter does have adhd, but most of her problem (paying attention and the hyperness) she causes herself- which I know is a crock of crap. I just kept switching doctors until I found one that actually worked with me to find some help for my daughter rather than seeing me for 10 minutes and shoving me out the door.

In reply to your son:

I am doing a paper on adhd for grad school I was reading your message about your son and was wondering if you could tell me more about your son's symptons and first diagnosed - what were the signs and what made you thing he had it? Do you know if its heritary?

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