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  • How to convince my mother?

    * This is probably a bit long. Sorry about that.

    Hi! So, my name Is Janvi. I am 15 and I have ADHD.
    My uncle who is a doctor diagnosed me with it when I was 12, after I approached him with the suspicion that I might have ADHD, after reading the Percy Jackson series.
    He took me to a friend of his who is a psychiatrist, who then quickly confirmed my suspicion.
    However, my mother refuses to accept this. She researched on the internet what ADHD is, and then proceeded to tell me that I am just seeking attention.
    According to a site, one of ADHD's syptoms was Dyslexia, and it pretty apparent that I don't have that.
    So, now she won't let me take medication or do anything to cure it, despite my uncle's protests and warnings. I have worsened and now it has begun to affect my studies.
    What can I do?

  • #2
    Hello Javi,

    Welcome to community.

    ADHD isn't actually 'cured' with medication and the medication is used to counteract some symptoms of ADHD. It isn't always a good idea for developing brains to be medicated which may be why your Mum is hesitant for this. Could you go and visit another doctor with your Mom to have it cross referenced. You could also try speaking to your school and see what they have to say about the diagnosis?

    Remi

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    • #3
      Hi, thanks for replying so fast. I seriously did not know about the medication. But, my mother is not hesitant because of that, it's because she does not want anyone in her family to be a ' psycho' as she considers abyone with anytype of mental condition to be.
      And school won't be of any help.

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      • #4
        Hello Javi,

        Sorry to hear this, could you share some resources with her about ADHD and say that you would like to see another doctor? Why is it not an option to talk to your school? They should have an interest in it if it affecting your concentration at school?
        Remi

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        • #5
          Hello Javi,

          Sorry to hear this, could you share some resources with her about ADHD and say that you would like to see another doctor? Why is it not an option to talk to your school? They should have an interest in it if it affecting your concentration at school?
          Remi

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