ADHD

Question
Posted by: Sydney Witbooi | 2012/10/16

Q.

Ritalin- Will my son ever outgrow it

My son is 15 years old and is still on ritalin. Will he ever be able to go on without ritalin? We have test him for periods to monitor his behavior but his school marks drops.

Expert's Reply

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ADHD Expert

Dear Sydney,

I assume your son is taking Ritalin for ADHD, which one does not outgrow.

Some adults are able to cope without medication by receiving coaching and implementing strategies to better manage self, time and tasks. Others stay on the medication as they are unable to perform productively at work.

One does not outgrow ADHD, but managing it as an adult - for some adults - becomes easier with the appropriate guidance.

Best wishes,
Delia

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Posted by: Eric | 2012/10/17

Sydney try and get your son involved in vigorous sport as much as possible - this will also help him enormously...

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Posted by: ADD/ADHD Expert | 2012/10/16

Dear Sydney,

I assume your son is taking Ritalin for ADHD, which one does not outgrow.

Some adults are able to cope without medication by receiving coaching and implementing strategies to better manage self, time and tasks. Others stay on the medication as they are unable to perform productively at work.

One does not outgrow ADHD, but managing it as an adult - for some adults - becomes easier with the appropriate guidance.

Best wishes,
Delia

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