When youngsters with ADHD become teenagers life can become very difficult for both the teen and the parents.
Hormones are raging, the teen may start to rebel, refuse to take medication and school work can suffer.
It is also a time when peer pressure is at its worst and teens with ADHD in an effort to calm their brains they are frequently tempted to self medicate with alcohol, smoking and drugs. Due to their low self esteem they also may develop eating disorders, get into gambling, shoplifting and other undesirable habits. Anxiety and depression are common co-occurring conditions.
ADDers are frequently anti-establishment and traditional rules don't work. This is why at Living ADDventure® we focus on teaching the value of core priniciples which makes discipline much easier, builds confidence and self esteem.
Contact us by completing the enquiry form on the right for help. We offer help for teens and for the parents - it makes the teens - and parents lives easier.
Know The Jargon - ADHD Acronyms
Here are some of the common ADHD acronyms and what they mean
ADDer - a person who has ADHD or ADD
ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
ADD - Attention Deficit Disorder
SCT - Sluggish Cognitive Tempo - new name for ADD
ODD - Oppositional Defiance Disorder
CD - Conduct Disorder
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Bi-polar - Bi-polar Disorder, used to be Manic-Depression
SPD - Sensory Processing Disorder
PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
SAD - Seasonal Affective Disorder
ACT - Action Consequence Trigger - monitoring forms devised and supplied by Living ADDventure®