I.Dup. Posted September 24, 2012 Share Posted September 24, 2012 Cross posting this from Parent's forum board, thank you for any help... I made an appointment for her after talking with another forum member who has experience with children on medication for ADD. I NEVER thought I would think about medication but her behavior is very disruptive to all of our lives and if medication would help, well..........it's something I'm open to. I have never gone in for a diagnosis but I believe I would be diagnosed as ADD and my mom has severe ADD. Here are the symptoms my daughter has: 1. Getting distracted VERY easily, to the point where one of us practically has to stand over her in order for her to finish most tasks. 2. Starting arguments and seeming to enjoy being in constant conflict of some sort. 3. Thriving on drama, attention, negativity. 4. Always wanting to be going, going, going, doing something new and fun and exciting. I understand every pre-teen/teen girl probably struggles with these to some extent but this interferes with our family in a MAJOR way. Also, I had a rough teen years with severe depression (most of it caused by family/peer issues) but I am a bit paranoid to enter the teen years with this child when we've already had such a rough go of it. Now since she is my first child and only girl I don't know how much of this is normal. I have an appointment scheduled with our ped next week and I'm not sure what I should do/say other than just tell him these symptoms. I am also wondering if some of my struggles with depression are related to ADD- do they often go together? Is there some literature or online articles I can read on that? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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