submitted by Dr. Maria DiDonato, D.Ed. Psychologist, Achievement & Wellness Center, www.achievewell.net
Blake (not his real name), only nine-years-old, was displaying behaviors that were very troubling to his mom. Despite the many medications he was taking, he continued to be impulsive, restless, oppositional, and sometimes aggressive.
At home he would steal and lie, causing even more concern to Mom. At school he was disruptive in the class, talked back to teachers, and was unable to remain on task, despite all the medications he was taking at his young age.