Pros and cons- 11y/o boy going into jr high diagnosed w/borderline add by psychologist. Medicate or use strategies to study more effectively.

Both. If patient. Still has symptoms of adhd it will be unlikely that he will respond only to counselling. He may. Still need medications to be functional. However. Dr. Ali is correct that firstly counselling should. Be tried.
Add? The school guidance counselor can offer therapy for the child and parents first.