Hi everyone - my husband and I have finally gotten to the point where we think medication is needed for my daughter. She has been seeing therapists since she was 5 to help with her ADHD. Over the elementary school years things really seemed to improve. She had a lot of friends and did well in school (although it took her forever to get her work done). We are just finishing the first year of middle school and it has been really rough. She has lost a lot of friends due to not being able to control her feelings and saying things she doesn't mean. She is also immature and lies constantly (about everything, no matter how insignificant) and her friends know (everyone knows at this point). We are on her constantly about the lying, along with the help from her therapist. School work has been overwhelming - I spend 4 hours a night helping her study and get her work done. She has become very anxious and has been picking her scalp until it bleeds.
My biggest concern is her social skills and social life - it breaks my heart to see the girls that used to be her friends want nothing to do with her. She is a fun, silly kid & we used to be the house where everyone would hang out. Has anyone been in a similar situation and has medication helped with the social issues?