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Bedtime Routine

Hello, My daughter is 8 and has ADHD, she is on Aderol and it has worn off by bedtime (which is what we want, we only want her on it during school hours), she really struggles at night time with calming down and saying " I don't know how to go to sleep" …

Author: nori
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Nutrition/Diet when on medication

Hello,  my daughter is 8 and is on Adderall, we know one of the side effects is appetite suppression. I am struggling with her diet, having her try new things, protein.. She does like fruits and veggies (but she also loves pasta, candy and ice …

Author: nori
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ADHD summer campn Ill

Does anyone know of a summer camp (1-2 weeks residential) for boys with ADHD.  My son is 11 years old.  I am looking for something in Illinois/Wisconsin/Minnesota/Indiana. Thanks!

Author: Kathy
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How did you tell your 10 yr old he had ADD.

Hi there i would welcome any suggestions, comments, advise you'd have on how to tell your 10 year old son about this disability.  He has been on Adderral for 2 years, 10mg and does quite well for the school day. However I do not give it to him …

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High school junior and focus issues

My son who is a Junior in High School, is taking vyvance for focus issues during the day.  He has been quite successful.  However, after the day is completed and presumably his meds have worn off, he still has to study.  He …

Author: kathleen
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My child's Adhd, diagnosed SLD and his school.

Where to begin? Currently, my son has ADHD with dyslexia, disorder in written expression and depression. He's only 9. He attends a tiny school in a really small town. They practice common core, and he's been struggling with it since kindergarten …

Author: Sarah
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16 yo son with ADHD

My son has been on long acting concerta without dose change for several years- the past year he has become more oppositional and defiant- with some risk taking behavior ? I have questioned his MD who is pediatrician and was told that is usual for …

Author: Rosemary
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Substitute for Adderall IR in Canada

Hi! I moved form the USA to Canada. My medications (Adderall IR) are not legal here, and I have been trying substitutes for two years. I need help from someone that has gone through the same, or that takes adderall XR in Canada. How do you manage the ups …

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Learning disorder or mental illness

My daughter was diagnosed 30 years ago as hyperkinetic.  My 10 year old grandson was diagnosed 3 years ago with ADHD.  30 years ago this was barely considered as a learning disability.  I just recently read where this is now …

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Teen social skills

How does ADHD affect a teen''s social skills? My 14 year old son tells me he loses his temper a lot with his friends. 

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