Talking With Your Teen's Doctor
Being open and honest with your teen's doctor matters
The more information the doctor has about your teen, the better able he or she can evaluate symptoms, correctly diagnose your teen, and determine an appropriate course of action.
Teens may not be completely honest about how they're feeling. Teens with ADHD may be worried about how others perceive them and may want to avoid the stigma that can be associated with ADHD. Fortunately there are tips, tools and resources on this Web site that may be able to help.
Prepare for your teen's appointment
Make sure you have all the information you need for your teen's doctor when it's time for the appointment. Take the time to write down the symptoms that you see and any concerns your teen shares with you. The ADHD Doctor Discussion Guide is a tool designed to help you record your observations in one handy place.
Take some of the guesswork out of preparing for your teen's appointment.