Our expert says:
I understand your concern. I find the child's problems are rarely due entirely to ADHD or to behaviour difficulties, but often some of both, and thus needing intervention on all aspects of the difficulties.
The child neurologist is likely to have made a sensible diagnosis, and as that was apparently confirmed by the psychiatrist, it should be reliable. Maybe have the psychiatrist do a review and discuss the current situation with you.
Maria's comments are useful, as ever ( and remind one of the importance of not losing one's marbles !) - and exemplifies the sort of behavioural approach that can be very helpful in all behaviour problems. On the issue of taking the meds, I suppose it is certain that he is taking the prescribed meds as prescribed ? One common cause of meds not working, is that the individual not actually taking them. As a picky eater, maybe he's changed his mind about the pills ?
Though there are differing attitudes to the ADHD drugs ( and drugs which aren't working need to be carefully stopped ) taking them has NOTHING whatever to do with meth or meth addiction.
A child psychologist could help a lot, including planning how to persuade him to eat what he needs to eat
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