My son was recently diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. He struggled in junior high and high school, but graduated. We thought it his poor grades were due to his intelligence; in honor's classes he received As, in regular classes he struggled. He went to a community college for 1 year and a few months, each time withdrawing from the semester as he could not finish the home work or study. We finally realized, after speaking with a counselor he most likely had ADD/ADHD. Well, he was diagnosed and started treatment 9 months ago. His medicine has justt been changed from Vyvanse to Concerta as the Vyvanse was not working. He is just starting the next strength of Concerta (middle level), We have tried to guide him in keeping a calendar, but he still needs to go up one more level to be at the full strength.
We are so worried about him getting into college and finishing. We hope with the medicine he will be able to do so, as he want to get his degree so badly and go into a field he has a passion for,
What are the statistics on someone in this age group (20 years old) of being sucessful in realizing their dream. He is frustrated and depressed (and is being treated for depression as well) because he has not been abe to make any progress and should be in his sophmore year.
What can we do to help?
Thank you. From a very worried Mom who loves her son and wants to see him realize his dream and be happy.