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    Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
    3/28/2016 3:35:02 PM

    Reviewer: Dylan, 13-18 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I started taking focalin when i was 14, im now 16. Before i say anything bad about this drug, it does help with focusing..but almost helps too much. My grades improved dramatically when i started taking this, but my social life plummeted. I started feeling anxious, depressed and I couldn't really hold a conversation until the end of the day on the bus when it was wearing off. My parents didn&# ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
    11/2/2015 4:28:30 PM

    Reviewer: redheadok, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    My 6 y/o son was having many behavioral problems at his daycare. Basically he had daily incidents that led to phone calls for me to pick him up because they couldn't calm him down. I took him to a behavior therapist and after a month of visits and questionnaires completed by parents and teachers, he was diagnosed with ADHD + ODD. Although I strongly believe a large part of the problem was the ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
    8/19/2015 7:02:16 AM

    Reviewer: Laptraffik, 13-18 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    First off, i have some serious adhd as in 45mg of this is requred to even have a minor effect. The medicine itself works great for attention, but oh god the side effects. These are the side effects that i have, and i have been taking it for 8 years and it has caused many of these to be longlasting but overall i have mostly stopped due to them. Everything from lack of hunger, Anxiety, and depressi ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
    5/19/2015 1:24:11 PM

    Reviewer: Lowcountrymom, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Caregiver)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    My son, who is now 16, started taking Focalin when he was 14.He has since stopped taking this medication due to side effects...i.e...depression suicidal thoughts,agitation, etc.....while only taking 5mg a day. No medication is worth the heartache of knowing your loved ones are going through difficult times. Please think twice before using or giving any adhd medication.

    Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
    4/12/2015 10:53:54 PM

    Reviewer: 13-18 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I thought it was just me who was experiencing the depression and anxiety caused by this medication, but after reading multiple reviews about this drug I see it is not just me having these problems. My initial experience with this drug started good but as I continued I noticed to be more withdrawn and depressed on top of some minor anxiety issues. I am defiantly going to try something else.

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