ADHD

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Posted by: lynne | 2010-02-17

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ADHD with opositional defient syndrome

hi
my daughter of 10 has ADHD with oppositional defient syndrome
she is on concerta 36mg. i am finding that the defient syndrome is still very apparent and tiring for me. she used to be on ritalin and we changed to concerta as it lasts longer.
please advise what i can do ?
regards
lynne

Expert's Reply

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ADHD Expert

Dear Lynne,

ODD is possibly one of the most difficult disorders to live with and the pressure it is placing on you and your family is very understandable. You can enrol in a parent management course which will provide you with strategies to cope with your daughter's behaviour. It may also be beneficial for your daughter to undergo cognitive behavioural therapy, however, by the very nature of ODD she will likely resist this suggestion. Developing coping skills for you first will better enable you to deal with the next steps. Please contact The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) on 011 262 6396 or 0800 20 50 26 for a specialist in your area who can provide such a course.

Good luck,
Delia

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Posted by: p | 2010-05-03

loads of exercise helps a lot, my boy is also on the concerta, also put her on patrick holfords eye q - esenttial amego. takes a while but it helps. othewise be calm and hang in there... talk to her teacher and explain the symtoms, the teacher also needs to be aware and deal with the problem

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Posted by: ADD/ADHD Expert | 2010-02-22

Dear Lynne,

ODD is possibly one of the most difficult disorders to live with and the pressure it is placing on you and your family is very understandable. You can enrol in a parent management course which will provide you with strategies to cope with your daughter's behaviour. It may also be beneficial for your daughter to undergo cognitive behavioural therapy, however, by the very nature of ODD she will likely resist this suggestion. Developing coping skills for you first will better enable you to deal with the next steps. Please contact The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) on 011 262 6396 or 0800 20 50 26 for a specialist in your area who can provide such a course.

Good luck,
Delia

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