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How is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder treated?

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Treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) includes medications and behavioral therapy. ADHD medications can be psychostimulants, nonstimulants, or antidepressants. These include:

  • Amphetamine and dextroamphetamine (Adderall, Addera XR)
  • Atomoxetine (Strattera)
  • Bupropion (Wellbutrin)
  • Dexmethylphenidate (Focalin, Focalin XR)
  • Guanfacine (Intuniv)
  • Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (Vyvanse)
  • Methylphenidate (Concerta, Ritalin)
  • Mixed salts of a single-entity amphetamine product (Mydayis)

From: Bipolar Disorder or ADHD? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder."  "Child and Adolescent Bipolar Disorder."

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Facts for Families #10: "Teen Suicide."

American Psychiatric Association. , 5th Ed. (DSM-V),  The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 8, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder."  "Child and Adolescent Bipolar Disorder."

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Facts for Families #10: "Teen Suicide."

American Psychiatric Association. , 5th Ed. (DSM-V),  The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 8, 2018

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