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Is ADHD treatment safe for children and how do I know if treatment is right for my child?

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ADHD treatment is safe for children, but no two children are alike, and what works for some kids may not work as well for yours.

You and your child's doctor will work together to develop a plan that meets your child's specific needs. It may take time to figure out what works best. The plan may include medications, behavioral therapy, or both.

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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