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My grandaughter had ADHD and ODD as a child. She still has

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My grandaughter had ADHD and ODD as a child. She still has the symptoms at age 25 and it affects her life negatively as well as her children, friends and family. Her doctor said she needs to be tested before medication can be prescribed but the place they sent her said they could not help. How can she/we get help?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 5 years ago.


Welcome to Just Answer and thanks for your question. She can contact any psychiatrist or her local mental health clinic for testing to make sure she still has ADHD and/or ODD. Many adults still do continue to have problems all their lives.


Customer: replied 5 years ago.
If she doesn't agree to be tested is there a way to force the issue?
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 5 years ago.

Unless she is a danger to herself or others and her rights have been assigned to a guardian, she is presumed to be able to make her own decisions. The whole family can try to persuade her (some call it an "intervention") but unless you are willing to start legal proceedings, there is no other way to force her to get help if she doesn't want to.


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