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How do non-stimulants treat ADHD?

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Non-stimulants work in different ways than stimulants, but they can also help with concentration and impulse control. For some kids, they may be a better option than stimulants, but they're often used along with stimulants.

From: ADHD Treatment in Children WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Resource Center on AD/HD: "Behavioral Treatment for Children and Teenagers with AD/HD."

National Resource Center on AD/HD: "Complementary and Alternative Treatments."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "ADHD: What Parents Should Know."

National Resource Center on AD/HD: "Managing Medication for Children and Adolescents with AD/HD."

National Resource Center on AD/HD: "Managing Medication for Adults with AD/HD."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "ADHD Medicines."

Medscape: “Once-Daily Guanfacine Approved to Treat ADHD.”

Intuniv web site.

Attention Deficit Disorder Resources: “Medication Management for Adults with ADHD.”

Strattera web site.

National Institute of Mental Health: “Questions Raised about Stimulants and Sudden Death.”

HelpGuide.org: “ADD & ADHD Medications.”

News release, Pfizer.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 20, 2019

SOURCES:

National Resource Center on AD/HD: "Behavioral Treatment for Children and Teenagers with AD/HD."

National Resource Center on AD/HD: "Complementary and Alternative Treatments."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "ADHD: What Parents Should Know."

National Resource Center on AD/HD: "Managing Medication for Children and Adolescents with AD/HD."

National Resource Center on AD/HD: "Managing Medication for Adults with AD/HD."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "ADHD Medicines."

Medscape: “Once-Daily Guanfacine Approved to Treat ADHD.”

Intuniv web site.

Attention Deficit Disorder Resources: “Medication Management for Adults with ADHD.”

Strattera web site.

National Institute of Mental Health: “Questions Raised about Stimulants and Sudden Death.”

HelpGuide.org: “ADD & ADHD Medications.”

News release, Pfizer.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 20, 2019

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