my 17 y/o son has been finally diagnosed with ODD and ADHD.
Something mom should have treated him for growing up as doctors and school pointed out . However as she suffers herself mentally she is in denial about her condition as well as his . In her words and I quote " there is nothing wrong with him he's just an asshole "
Sad thing to say about your child ;(
Three years ago she had enough and threw him out of the house . That's when , as any parent should do I took him in .
He started acting strange , irrational, moody and very violet .
Hates his mom for throwing him out . And I think also now that he understands why we split up and blames her infidelity her moodiness , she's crazy he says !
He's gotten in trouble with the law several times . Recently he was arrested , it broke my heart . Because I know the things he does are out of his controll . He tells me he blacks out whe he gets violent and can't stop himself. So I'm asking you guys , is he an " asshole" or a child in need of help?
I have been trying for almost two years to get help. The system in Canada is so overwhelmed that there is a waiting list for any mental medical help . Also the struggle has been his reluctance to accept the help I was desperately trying to get him .
He's finally ,through the help of the courts and our GP he's agreed to try citalopram ( celexa)
It's been six days exactly . He's a bit lethargic and tired but still has a bit of anger outbursts but nothing like a week ago.
Doctor said it would be at least three to four weeks , however I've seen changes already .
I've been stressed out for three years , have been put on sick leave last couple of months . I could go back to work but have decided to take the time off to concentrate on helping him get well. He means everything to me. She says she wouldn't put up with what I do says to kick him out and let him grow up !
Really is that the answer ? Put a child with mental issues out on the street ?
She's washed her hands . Lives a good life in a big house has friends boyfriends and goes on trips . I'm not making this up , she told me just last week.
Anyway I'm hoping this med helps him live a normal life finałly and stop all the pain.
Thank you for letting me vent ;(