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VetoMemo 01-11-21 04:05 AM

Undiagnosed adhd
 
I wonder if anyone can offer advice or has been in a similar situation. I think my 18 year old has ADHD & although we have discussed this in the past he wouldn’t go through with an assessment. I have suspected he has ADHD for years and feels terrible about letting him down, by not pursuing an assessment when he was younger. There are many reasons we did not seek help for him but that’s another story and a decision I deeply regret.
I need to encourage him to think about ADHD and the way this seems to be impacting his life, the difference a diagnosis and possible treatment plan could make. Does anyone have any advice on how to encourage him to go for an assessment? Thanks in advance for any advice.

sarahsweets 01-13-21 03:37 AM

Re: Undiagnosed adhd
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by VetoMemo (Post 2027977)
I wonder if anyone can offer advice or has been in a similar situation. I think my 18 year old has ADHD & although we have discussed this in the past he wouldn’t go through with an assessment. I have suspected he has ADHD for years and feels terrible about letting him down, by not pursuing an assessment when he was younger. There are many reasons we did not seek help for him but that’s another story and a decision I deeply regret.
I need to encourage him to think about ADHD and the way this seems to be impacting his life, the difference a diagnosis and possible treatment plan could make. Does anyone have any advice on how to encourage him to go for an assessment? Thanks in advance for any advice.

http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=145739
This is old, my son is 24 now but it is part of our story.

Kunga Dorji 01-17-21 03:06 AM

Re: Undiagnosed adhd
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by VetoMemo (Post 2027977)
I wonder if anyone can offer advice or has been in a similar situation. I think my 18 year old has ADHD & although we have discussed this in the past he wouldn’t go through with an assessment. I have suspected he has ADHD for years and feels terrible about letting him down, by not pursuing an assessment when he was younger. There are many reasons we did not seek help for him but that’s another story and a decision I deeply regret.
I need to encourage him to think about ADHD and the way this seems to be impacting his life, the difference a diagnosis and possible treatment plan could make. Does anyone have any advice on how to encourage him to go for an assessment? Thanks in advance for any advice.


ADHD can cause significant disabilities- but the reason for pursuing a diagnosis is that it is now quite well understood, and effective treatment is available.

That is not so much the case with many similar disorders.


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