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What symptoms should I check in order to know if my child's ADHD medication is working?

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Some things to check might include how often your child:

  • Misses details or makes careless mistakes
  • Gets off task
  • Seems not to listen when spoken to
  • Doesn't follow directions or finish a task
  • Can't get organized
  • Dislikes activities that take concentration
  • Loses things
  • Gets distracted easily
  • Forgets things
  • Fidgets and squirms
  • Doesn't stay in his seat
  • Runs around when everyone else is seated
  • Can't play quietly
  • Seems to be in constant motion
  • Talks too much
  • Blurts out answers
  • Won't wait his turn
  • Interrupts others

SOURCES:

American Psychiatric Association: “Parent’s Medication Guide: ADHD.”

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: “Managing Medication.”

National Institute for Children’s Health Quality: “NICHQ Vanderbilt Assessment Scales.”

American Psychiatric Association: “What Is ADHD?”

CDC: “Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on August 23, 2018

SOURCES:

American Psychiatric Association: “Parent’s Medication Guide: ADHD.”

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: “Managing Medication.”

National Institute for Children’s Health Quality: “NICHQ Vanderbilt Assessment Scales.”

American Psychiatric Association: “What Is ADHD?”

CDC: “Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on August 23, 2018

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