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ADD/ADHD 15yr old refusing to take the tab, do we wait?

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hi doctor
need Advice. My son is 15 years and only yestday we were able to confirm he has ADHD/ADD and now ODD. Doc has priscribed Concerta 18. The issue is he his adamond and refusing to take the tab. Saying there is no problem with my heath. we tried all tricks(with Love , with strick informent with rewards) but noting works. I sure one day he will realise. My question is should me give him this with out his knowledge like multivitain or painkiller and once he is in the doze for week then disclose or wait untill he realise. Its very difficult time as parents.

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replied September 30th, 2012
ADD and ADHD Answer A39159

Welcome to ehealthforum and thanks for writing

I can understand your situation and know it is difficult to cope with a child with ADHD/ ODD. He might not be ready to take medications which is quite normal and acceptable.

Since it is necessary for him to take it you can give him medicatios by saying that they are some other ones and donot make him feel as if he is suffering from some disorder. Give him time and be calm and patient. Avoid any kind of struggle and arguments. Recognise his good behaviour and offer rewards. Ask him to do some yoga and meditation exercises which would relax his mind to an extent. Spend quality time with him and involve him in activities which he is fond of.

Hope this helps!

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