Yes & no - the office was a Psychiatrist, but the person he saw was a PA that saw/counseled all the ADD patients.
He was started out on the Ritalin, which was changed to another medication (I'm sorry I can't remember the name) & given an anti-depressant after the 4-5 visit. He says that the medicine made it difficult to sleep & he would be up all night. Then he stopped going & was lying about the appts. Eventually I found out the truth that he decided on his own that he didn't want to con't with treatment. He lies. It is a serious problem. He was pretending to go to college, but I discovered that he wasn't even enrolled. I guess what has me so confused in this whole mess is that he has never been a trouble maker. All the teachers loved him in their classes. He's a home body, he doesn't do the "typical" teenage stuff. Sometimes I wish he would go to the movies, go to a party, something! His favorite thing to do is play on his laptop (online gaming). He would stay on there litterally all day.
I did see some changes, for the better, when he was taking medicine. He admitted to me yesterday that he wasn't as open as he could have been with the counselor. He felt. at the time, that they weren't getting anywhere.
I realized with him being an adult that I can't make him do anything (seeking help), but my husband & I are so very concerned. We feel like he is on self-destruct mode.
Just so I'm clear, do you think I should avoid starting with the family dr? I should go straight to the psychiatrist? Statements like this has me so very concerned: "I'm just a sick twisted person" & I'd rather be addicted than lost in my mind".
Thank you for your time. I will take action today.