I have a high school student who has ADHD. We've tried several different ADHD medications but they don't seem to help. He is highly intelligent, takes honors courses and tests well, but struggles (is currently failing three classes) because he can't get his homework finished and turned in on time. He was having trouble with a problem in calculus. I suggested that he skip it and move on to the next problem. He said, "I can't, my brain won't let me." He says he loses all ability to focus. Is there a name for this type of problem? I'm wondering if it is a form of OCD. Does anyone have any strategies and/or suggestions for where to look for some strategies he can use?
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