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How can I help my son who has ADHD and Emotional Disturbance?
activities. I'm worried for him since he hasn't found a way to control his behavior and is so unorganized. He is easily frustrated and at times makes the wrong decisions on situations he is faced with. He has been on medication from the age of 5. I have him going to a Therapist and Psychiatrist to help him cope with his ADHD and Stress, but he does not seem to get any better.
He just started the seventh grade and everyday I get either phone calls from school or notes complaining about his behavior and incomplete assigments. He's a bright kid but his emotions and ADHD are getting the best of him. From the age of 5 through 7 he was using Ritalin and anti-depressants. I took him off the Ritalin since he was having trouble breathing and had hallucinations. From the age of 7 to 10, he was on Strattera and Abilify. He was so upset all the time and almost commited suicide at the age of 10. He didn't want to belong in this world and was being teased in the bus on his way to school and during school by students. From the age of 10 until current,I
have him on Vyvanse and Prozac. He is a straigh A student but needs constant reminders which gets him very frustrated. He has been in t-ball, cub-scouts, township plays, basketball, boys scouts and loves to play the piano, electric guitar and drums hoping to have his own band someday. He also sings and writes his own music. But he just does not seem to feel accepted and everyday he struggles with different attitudes from students, teachers and has lost many friends. I would like to know what I could do for my son so I won't loose him. I would do anything to get help for him. I cannot put him in a private school because they are too costly. I have been saving up for him to hopefully someday go to college and I only need to know if there is some type of school or after school program that helps children that have ADHD and Emotinal Disturbances for my son to attend and for me to have hope that there is help out there. I am a concerned and dedicated mother who is trying to help her son.