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Cost of my son’s ADHD medicine and my ADD

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Q. My son is 8yrs of age, He has ADHD. The medicine he is on for controling his aggression is $144.00 a month which is not covered on my insurance,thats killing me!the blood pressure med’s to slow him down a little is only $8.00 and is covered by insurance. I believe I have ADD according to the psyic test. Is there any mental exercise’s I can do to help my ADD. I can’t afford anymore psycotopic medications to help me. I’ll have further questions on helping my son with closeness issues and being a loner of some sorts.

A. The cost of psychiatric drugs can be so high—but that is another topic for another day. I do not know any specific “mental exercises.” But you could try relaxation exercises, meditation or even a yoga class-anything that will help you learn to relax your body and mind. I would suggest searching for books about relaxation, or searching the internet for relaxation ideas. Yoga classes are usually offered in many communities. Additionally, you could always try seeing a therapist for help with relaxation. A therapist will try to work with you to help find coping strategies for the ADD that does not involve medication. Take care.

Cost of my son’s ADHD medicine and my ADD

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Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW

Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist and Assistant Professor of Social Work and Forensics with extensive experience in the field of mental health. She works in private practice with adults, adolescents and families. Kristina has worked in a large array of settings including community mental health, college counseling and university research centers.

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Randle, K. (2018). Cost of my son’s ADHD medicine and my ADD. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 19, 2019, from
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