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What are the main medications used to treat ADHD?

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The main medications used to treat ADHD are stimulants and non-stimulants. Doctors may also prescribe antidepressants.

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 August 23, 2018

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 August 23, 2018

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