How can I cope with learning disabilities and ADHD as a teen?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
As a teen with learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you have a lot to cope with. Schoolwork is much more of a challenge for you. You may also find it hard to make and keep friends, and you may have a lot of conflict with your family.

One important thing you can do to cope is continue to take your medicine. Many teens with ADHD and learning disabilities find that group therapy with other teens who have the same problems is  helpful. You can talk about problems with a group of supportive peers who understand what you are going through. Family therapy can help resolve issues between you and your parents.

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