Thanks for the reply , now the clinical picture of your son seems to be clearer .
Yes , from the symptoms which you have mentioned , in the previous post ,does present him as a case of ADHD. I am fully aware and understand your concern about saving his some years of studies ,but , right now you should take it upon yourself to get your son out of this vicious cycle of getting into trouble , as even if this time around he is saved from punishment , still , due to his uncontrolled underlying condition of ADHD , he is bound to get into trouble again, so , as of now, your focus should be to get him an appropriate treatment , as i believe , there has been to many psychiatry consultations with little cosequence.
Well. i agree that Cognitive therapy is good treatment modality for treating ADHD , but still i feel dRUG THERAPY IN THE FORM OF PSYCHOSTIMULANTS AND NON PSYCHOSTIMULANTS, ARE THE FIRST LINE OF TREATMENT , BUT FROM YOUR POST , I PERCIEVE THAT , your son was never been given psychostimulants in the first place.
So, i strongly recommend , you consult a Psychiatrist , who does not shy in prescribing psychostimulants , and does not treat this case of your son casually , as i must stress
here that these youthful years are very important in one's life , and these are the years where one lays the foundation for your future by working hard towards one's goal and success, so we need to save these precious years of your son.
So, i suggest , after his residential programme for alcohol abuse is complete , you should get him an appointment with a good psychiatrist and discuss the use of psychostimulants along with cognitive Behavioural therapy ( CBT) combination , and get him started on these.
I AM SURE HE IS AN INTLLLIGENT YOUNG MAN WHO HAS A BRIGHT FUTURE WAITING FOR HIM , IT IS JUST THAT HE NEEDS TO CHANNELIZE ALL HIS ENERGY AND EFFEORTS IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, AND WHEN HE DOES THAT , THERE WILL BE NO STOPPING HIM.
Some good and worldwide used Psychosimulants used in ADHD are -- 1) Ritalin , 2) Adderall plain and ADderall XR ,3) CONCERTA ,4) FOCALIN, 5)DEXEDRINE . Thease are the first line drugs used in ADHD .
nON PSYCHOSTIMULANTS SUCH AS Atomoxetine (stratera) , Venlafaxine , wELLBUTRIN (BUPROPION ) , ARE USED AS SECOND line Drugs .
I suggest Adderall XR will suit him just fine , as it is extended release tablet , to be taken only once a day and has its effect round the clock , and has least side effects due to slow and regular release of drug into the system. You shall discuss the dose with the psychiatrist and along with it , also get your son started on Cognitive Behavioural therapy ( CBT). This combination will probably suit him fine and will prevent his symptoms from reccurring . But , i must stress here that you need to be patient with the results of these drugs as they take a few initial weeks to reach to their peak levels in the system , but when they reah their peak , then the results are there to notice by all. So, be patient and do not let him default on regular intake of medication and follow up.
I wish your son all the best and best of health.
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