Our son (13yo) is newly diagnosed, a counselor recommended we consider anti-anxiety meds prior to therapy. Is this common? Is it more important just to focus on getting out of defense mode or is this a common path to “get out of defense mode”. The counselor has decades of experience and told us that what most see as ADHD in these kids is really anxiety, and many families medicate the ADHD and get results that are not helpful.

Posted by gggdad at 2023-09-26 16:32:05 UTC