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Mental health and Medication

Hi my son is 16 and a half and has been diagnosed with ADHD (inattentive type) and would like to trial medication. Myself and his father have just recently separated and his father is very anti any kind of medication my question is does my son have to have his father’s consent to trial medication or can he decide for himself with the help of professional expertise and guidance?

Re: Mental health and Medication

Hi @Rach7 and welcome to the forums.

Unfortunately, we're not able to offer medical advice - it would be best to discuss this with your son's health professional as they will be able to offer accurate information and advice.

Hope all goes well. Smiley Happy