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What should be checked in children is strattera and antidepressant medications have suicidal side effects?

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Strattera and antidepressant medications also may cause suicidal thoughts in children and teenagers.

Because of these rare risks, it's important to call your doctor right away if you notice any unusual symptoms in your child. While taking these medicines, kids should have the following carefully checked:

Along with medicine, behavior therapy can help with hyperactivity. A psychologist or therapist can help kids with ADHD learn how to spot and control their hyperactive and impulsive behaviors.

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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 May 1, 2017

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 May 1, 2017

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