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Re: How to discuss meds for our son with my ADD unmedicated husband?

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Dawn, My take on your situation is that unless your husband is motivated to change and get help, things will only get worse. With one and possibly two ADHD kids growing into teens, there are many more things that could go wrong. It isn’t just the problems with motivation and attention that will cause problems; there are likely to be emotion regulation deficits as well. ADHD teens have a good chance of developing Anxiety, Depression and very possibly Oppositional Defiant Disorder in the wrong environment.

My ADHD is very much under control now, but providing the best environment for a teenager with ADHD is still very challenging.

I can only second the advise above; get educated on ADHD and not just those list of symptoms, but about the less obvious deficits and how they manifest themselves in different age groups.

If you can get your husband to get help (and you’ll need an understanding of the adult ADHD mind to do that), the future may be turn out very differently.

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