Posted by: Moedeloos | 2008-11-07


Husband ADHD will not drink medicine

My husband has ADHD and refuse to drink any medicine. He is making it impossible for us to have a good relationship. He forgets things and is " selfsugtig" . Sorry I am afrikaans. Everything I do is wrong in his eyes. I can' t go on like this. What must I do?

Expert's Reply


ADHD Expert

Dear Moedeloos,
It certainly sounds like you are in a difficult space at the moment. I wonder if you have explained to him how his ADHD affects you and your relationship? It is important that he understands that you are not angry or frustrated at him, but rather at the effects of his ADHD, which he could manage in a better way. If he does not want to take any medication, there are drug free programmes available which use exercises as treatment. It may also be beneficial to assess his diet as certain foods can assist in stabilising moods and concentration. Whichever avenue he chooses, try to be supportive so he can see that the effort is beneficial to him, as well as to you.
All the best.

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