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Will a break from ADHD medication ease side effects?

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A medication break can ease side effects. A lack of appetite, weight loss, sleep troubles, headaches, and stomach pain are common side effects of ADHD medication.

SOURCES:

Chorniy, A. Labour Economics, July 2016.

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and

American Psychiatric Association: “ADHD: Parents Medication Guide.”

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: “ADHD: Frequently Asked Questions.”

Stephanie Sarkis, PhD, adjunct assistant professor, Florida Atlantic University; sub-investigator, Clinical Research Studies, Florida Atlantic University Schmidt College of Medicine, Boca Raton, FL.

Naomi Steiner, MD, developmental and behavioral pediatrician, Boston Medical Center.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on September 12, 2020

SOURCES:

Chorniy, A. Labour Economics, July 2016.

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and

American Psychiatric Association: “ADHD: Parents Medication Guide.”

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: “ADHD: Frequently Asked Questions.”

Stephanie Sarkis, PhD, adjunct assistant professor, Florida Atlantic University; sub-investigator, Clinical Research Studies, Florida Atlantic University Schmidt College of Medicine, Boca Raton, FL.

Naomi Steiner, MD, developmental and behavioral pediatrician, Boston Medical Center.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on September 12, 2020

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