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What are some treatments for ADHD?

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Once your child is diagnosed with hyperactive-impulsive ADHD, the next step is to treat it. Every child’s treatment plan can be different. Sometimes it takes trying a few things to find the right one.

ADHD treatment usually starts with medication. A few ADHD medicines are available.

Despite their name, stimulant drugs don’t rev up or excite kids with ADHD. They calm them down. These medications include:

  • Dexmethylphenidate (Focalin, Focalin XR)
  • Dextroamphetamine/amphetamine (Adderall, Adderall XR)
  • Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse)
  • Methylphenidate (Concerta, Quillivant XR, Ritalin)

From: ADHD: Hyperactive-Impulsive Type WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)."

Nemours Foundation: "What Is ADHD?"

Bope, E.T. and Kellerman, R.D. 1st edition Saunders Elsevier, 2011. Cohn's Current Therapy 2012, ,

Massachusetts General Hospital: "Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 7, 2019

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)."

Nemours Foundation: "What Is ADHD?"

Bope, E.T. and Kellerman, R.D. 1st edition Saunders Elsevier, 2011. Cohn's Current Therapy 2012, ,

Massachusetts General Hospital: "Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 7, 2019

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