ADHD and Anxiety

I just read the letter from the mother of the 11 yr. old girl. I wonder if therapy might be in order first for the anxiety before medication. I think some thought should go into asking why she has anxiety. Don’t you? The mother refers to her daughter saying something to “my husband.” This makes me think that the husband is not the biological father. Otherwise, she would have said “her father.” Before loading this child up with meds, I wonder if the family, or at least the mother and daughter ought to get some counseling.

Aren’t a lot of kids anxious at age 11 or any age? I mean that is a time of change for most kids. I think more should be done to TALK with this child about the things she is anxious about. OK just my suggestion. Can you print what you think in your …

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