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ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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16 year old girl with Attention Deficit Disorder

She was diagnosed with it when she was 11. Along with the ADD (inattentive) she suffers from facial tics. We tried putting her on medicine but the side effects are horrific. She has had a boyfriend for two years but has cheated on him many times and lies a lot. This scares the heck out of me. At times she is anti social but when she is in her comfort zone she's very popular. There are no signs of sex, drugs or alcohol either. I am having a hard time with what is "normal" teenage behavior and what is ADD driven. I have read so much on the subject that my head spins. We had her in counseling for a year or so and he released her stating there wasn't much else he could do until she's an adult. What do you think? Thank you.

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