I am seeking some resources for a friend of mine. She has two teens who have been on medication for ADHD for most of their schooled life. Since they have hit their teens, OCD and hypochondriac behavior has sit in and is slowly getting worse. One the one hand she thinks her divorce may have triggered some of this behavior. On the other hand, when her teens are OFF of their ADHD medication during the summer (when not in school), the OCD and hypochondriac behavior disappears. I guess what I am looking for is:
1.) Stories of other parents who have experienced these awful side effects of ADHD medications.
2.) Any possible natural therapy or alternative therapy for ADHD.
3.) Any research literature that shows a connection between ADHD medication and psychological problems in teens.
My heart just breaks for them. Her teens can't even enjoy a normal childhood because they are constantly convinced they have some serious illness, are constantly fearful and anxious, and then get depressed and even more fearful because of the depression. She is getting them to a good therapist soon but I can't help but think that there is some connection here.