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ADD and Alzheimer's: Are These Diseases Related?
Can attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) cause Alzheimer's or dementia? Are the symptoms I'm experiencing...
Insurance Doesn't Cover My Daughter's ADHD Medication
The doctor prescribed Vyvanse for my ADD daughter. Our insurance covers only Adderall or Focalin...
Does ADHD Cause Sleep Problems?
"Is ADHD causing my sleep problems?" ...
Can You Have Only Some ADHD Symptoms?
"Can you have SOME of the symptoms of ADHD and still be diagnosed with attention...
How to Ensure a Correct Diagnosis
"My son was diagnosed with multiple disorders, after an interview and psychiatric observations. Was he...
Too Young for Treatment?
"What’s the youngest age at which a child can be diagnosed with and treated for...
Stimulants and Heart Trouble
"Our family has a history of heart trouble. Does the new stimulant warning mean it's...
ADHD and OCD
"Our teenage son, who has ADHD and OCD, is hiding food in his room. What...
"Should my husband stop taking his stimulant while we're trying to get pregnant?"...
Building a Tolerance
"My son did well on Strattera for six months, but then his symptoms returned. Is...
ADHD Symptoms and Menopause
"My ADHD has gotten worse since I stopped taking Prempro for menopause. What's going on?"...
A Qualified Diagnosis
"My son's teacher thinks he might have ADHD. Who can diagnose him and treat this...
Explaining ADHD to Kids
"My 10-year-old son has ADHD. Is it okay to talk to him about it?" ...
Menopause and ADD Meds
"My stimulant is sometimes ineffective. Is this because I'm going through menopause?"...
ADHD in Adults
"My wife suspects I have ADD. How do I find a location where I can...
The Best Treatment for ADHDers with Addictions
"Will Wellbutrin work for those with drug addiction and ADHD?" ...
Finding Reliable Help
"Who can best diagnose ADD?"...
Are ADHD Meds Stunting My Son's Growth?
"Our son has taken ADHD medication for a few years. He’s small for his age,...
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Getting Insurance to Cover a Stimulant and Strattera
"My son is doing well on his stimulant-Strattera combo, but the insurance company is unwilling...
Appetite Blunted By Meds
"Because my long-acting stimulant tends to blunt my appetite, I typically take it only on...
When to Switch Doctors
"My new primary-care physician told me she doesn’t 'do' adult ADD, and wants me to...
What's the Right Dosage?
"I’ve been taking a stimulant for two days, but I don’t feel more focused. How...
What Causes ADHD?
"I was just diagnosed with ADHD, and I'm interested in learning more about it. Is...
The Seven Types of ADHD?
"What do you know about Dr. Daniel Amen's brain imaging research?"...
Rejiggering a Meds Schedule
Is it appropriate to take stimulant medication on an as-needed basis? I've been taking it...
Flexible med schedule »
What's a Safe Dosage of Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplements?
What's the safest fish oil supplement dosage for ADHD children?...
ADHD Diagnosis Cost
"How much does an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) diagnosis cost?"...
The price of diagnosing ADHD»
ADHD Brain Scan: Is it Necessary to Diagnose?
Is a brain scan, such as a computed axial tomography (CT or CAT scan) or...
ADHD and IQ: What's the Link?
Your studies show that adults and children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often have...
How Long Does it Take to Diagnose ADHD?
How long should it take to get an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) diagnosis? How...
Is ADHD a Behavioral Disorder or a Cognitive Disorder?
What is executive function impairment or disorder, and how is it different than attention deficit...
Intuniv: New Nonstimulant Medication for ADHD?
I've been hearing about a new nonstimulant medication called Intuniv. Could it be a good...
LD and ADHD? Recognize the Symptoms
My daughter is in third grade. She takes attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication, but...
Can an ADHD Coach Help Me Manage My Symptoms?
I take medication and see a therapist, but I still can’t manage all of my...
Tics as a Side Effect of ADHD Medication
"My son was given a higher dosage of ADHD medication, and now has trouble with...
Ritalin and Headaches
"Are ADHD stimulant medications like Ritalin causing my headaches?" ...
Identifying Learning Disabilities
"How can one differentiate between lack of focus related to dyslexia and that related to...
Preschoolers on ADHD Medication
"My four-year-old has been diagnosed with ADHD, and doctors have suggested Ritalin. What do you...
ADD and EEG Neurofeedback
"My children and I have had success with EEG neurofeedback training. Why don't more doctors...
Is the Feingold Diet an ADHD Cure?
"My kids are on the Feingold Diet, and it appears to have cured their ADHD...
How Strattera Affects Your Child's Growth
"Is slowed growth a side effect of the ADHD medication Strattera?”...
A Tastier Fish Oil Solution
"I'd like to give fish oil to my son to relieve his ADHD symptoms. What...
Why Does My Son's Doctor Want to Take Him Off ADHD Medication?
"My 21-year-old son's ADHD medication is effective in treating his symptoms. But his doctor wants...
Can I Request a Higher Dose of My ADHD Medicine?
"I think I need a higher dose of the stimulant I take for ADHD. Can...
My ADHD Son Has Been Giving Away Adderall to Friends
"My attention deficit 17-year-old has been giving his Adderall to friends, and I worry that...
Stimulants and Nonstimulants, Working Together?
"My son was prescribed Strattera. We didn't see much effect after two months, so our...
Mixing Medications: Over-the-Counter and Stimulants
"Is it safe to take over-the-counter medications for colds at the same time as ADHD...
"Is hyperfocus a type of ADHD? If so, are any medications designed specifically to treat...
Mixing Medications: Valium and ADHD Stimulants
"My daughter will have surgery soon and the surgeon prescribed Valium for the day of...
Can Emotional Problems Cause ADHD?
"My daughter was diagnosed with ADHD last year, while my husband and I were in...
Differences in Stimulant Medications
"What are the differences among various brands and forms of stimulant medications?"...
When ADHD Medicine Is Ineffective
"We've tried every ADHD medication on the market, but every three weeks it loses its...
Can Nicotine Help My Husband Manage His ADHD Symptoms?
"My husband takes Ritalin for his ADHD. He also smokes. He claims that nicotine is...
Is Sensitivity Common in ADHD Kids?
"My daughter is very sensitive. Is sensitivity common in ADHD kids?...
ADHD or Just Hyperactive?
"My six-year-old was diagnosed with ADHD, but I'm not sure she has all the traits...
Who Should Diagnose My Child with ADHD?
"Who should diagnose my child with ADHD?"...
Can A Blood Test Diagnose ADHD?
"I've read that ADHD is caused by a deficiency of norepinephrine. Can a blood test...
"What if I accidentally took two of my long-acting stimulant capsules?"...
How Should My Daughter's School Help Improve Her Working Memory?
"My daughter scored low on a working memory test and her school said there are...
Diagnosing and Medicating Young Children
"Our three-year-old shows signs of ADHD. Is he too young to be diagnosed with ADHD...
Bipolar or ADHD? What's the Difference?
"What's the difference between ADHD and bipolar disorder?"...
Are Drug Holidays Safe?
"My son feels sick whenever he takes time off from his ADHD stimulant medication. Is...
When to Reduce Dosage of ADHD Meds
"My son has had a hard time falling asleep since our doctor increased his dosage...
Alternatives to ADHD Stimulants
"What alternatives to Ritalin are available to my son?" ...
Can Stimulants Stunt Growth?
Will a stimulant medication affect my child's growth?...
Stimulant Medications Not Working
I've tried three different stimulant medications for ADHD and none has had any effect. Why...
Concerta and High Blood Pressure
My son's doctor recently took him off of Concerta due to high blood pressure. Do...
Can ADHD Medications Lower IQ?
Could my son's ADHD medication be lowering his IQ, while allowing him to focus?...
Daytrana 'Delay' in the Mornings
My son's Daytrana patch doesn't seem to 'kick in' until four hours after we apply...
Will ADHD Meds Help Aggression at School
"Will ADHD medication control my daughter's aggression at school?" ...
Ritalin and Growth of Children
"Is there a link between Ritalin and growth problems in children?" ...
Vitamins for Hyperactive Kids
"Do vitamins have a calming effect for ADHD children?" ...
Side Effect or Compulsive Behavior?
"Is it common for children on methyphenidate and Paxil to pick their cuticles, nails, skin,...
Roadblock at the Pharmacy
My son’s doctor recently increased his Daytrana patch dose from 20 mg. to 30 mg...
Skipping Strattera Doses Can Be Dangerous for Some ADHD Adults
My 20-year-old daughter, who has ADHD, skips her Strattera dose on weekends. She assured me...
A Dosing Dilemma
My daughter’s doctor just switched her from Ritalin to Focalin. I noticed that her dose...
Should Your Medication Cause Mood Fluctuations?
The ADHD stimulant I am taking controls my temper and helps me feel less overwhelmed...
More Fun Without Meds?
"My 18-year-old stopped taking his ADHD meds because his friends told him he was 'more...
Could Sensory Processing Disorder Be Causing My Child's Issues with Textures?
My son is a very picky eater. He is very tactile and hates many kinds...
Is It ADD or a Learning Disability?
"I have a nine-year-old with ADD. School has become a struggle for him. Is this...
Can Children Outgrow ADHD?
"I was excited to read about a recent study that shows that children outgrow ADHD...
Are Trial-and-Error Meds a Thing of the Past?
"My doctor told me that there is a new test to determine whether or not...
Too Small a Dose? Space Your ADD Meds Out for Longer Coverage
"My son takes 10 mg. of Focalin three times a day, but metabolizes the medication...
St. John's Wort No Help for ADHD Symptoms
"A friend told me that St. John’s wort can help people with ADHD. Is this...
Medicate Our Child? When One Wants It and the Other Doesn't
"My ex-husband refuses to believe our 12-year-old son has ADHD, even though he has been...
Can a Six-Year-Old Be Treated for ADHD?
"My six-year-old was diagnosed as having 'a mild case of ADHD,' and the doctor said...
ADHD and Sensory Integration
“My seven-year-old wears glasses at school. Week after week, we’ve had to take them in...
"My son and I both have ADD. He will need medication for the rest of...
Health Coverage for Mental Health Services
"My health insurance company denied me coverage for my ADHD and depression treatment. Is it...
What to Know About the New ADHD Med
"I read about a new long-acting, nonstimulant ADHD medication. Can you tell me more?"...
Helping ADHD Teens Accept Their Diagnosis
"My 14-year-old has been diagnosed with ADHD and LD. He seems to believe that, if...
Counsel for Teens Who Hate ADD
Quick Tip for Using the Daytrana Patch
"My son's doctor prescribed the stimulant patch, Daytrana. I find it difficult to peel off...
On- or Off-Meds When Undergoing Evaluations?
"My 10-year-old son is going to be evaluated for learning disabilities. Should we give him...
Weight Gain and ADHD Meds
"My son has bipolar disorder, and he just started taking Risperdal. I heard that this...
Getting Accommodations at Work
"I’ve been diagnosed with ADHD. Am I entitled to special accommodations at work?"...
Nightmarish Side Effects
"My 10-year-old son has started having terrible nightmares. Is this a side effect of his...
"Will my child need to take ADHD medication for the rest of his life?"...
How to Treat Diabetic ADDers
"My 11-year-old son, who has type-I diabetes, was just diagnosed with ADHD. Is it safe...
Sleep Strategies for Restless Kids
"My six-year-old has a hard time falling asleep at night, and she often wakes up...
Medication for Learning Disabilities?
"Why are there medications to treat ADHD but none to treat learning disabilities?"...
When Meds Affect the Menstrual Cycle
"I’ve been taking a stimulant for a few months, and my periods are noticeably shorter...
How to Stop Appetite Loss
"I’m worried about my 10-year-old. He hasn’t gained any weight in the two years he’s...
Inheriting the ADHD Gene
"I don’t have ADHD, but my husband does. If we have a child, what are...
New Treatment Available Soon
"What can you tell me about Vyvanse, the new stimulant medication?"...
"My son developed a severe tic after he started taking a stimulant. He stopped taking...
Strattera for Comorbidities
"My son suffers from ADHD and anxiety. His doctor prescribed Strattera. Is this the best...
Getting Adequate Care Overseas
"I recently moved to England, and I’m having trouble finding a doctor who’s knowledgeable about...
Long-Term Effects of Stimulants
"My son has been taking a stimulant for two years. How much longer should he...
Vitamins & Stimulants: A Bad Interaction?
"I heard recently that vitamin supplements interact with stimulant medication. Is that true?"...
Alternatives to Swallowing Pills
"My 10-year-old can't swallow the pill his doctor prescribed. What can we do?"...
Time to Go Off-Label?
"My son developed a tic after he started taking a stimulant. Should we try a...
How ADHD Medications Affect Personality
"I worry that taking a stimulant medication to treat my ADHD will somehow change me...
Refusing to Get Help
"Therapists have suggested that my son has ADHD, but he's too embarrassed to see a...
The Daytrana Patch
"How does the Daytrana skin patch work? What side effects does it cause?"...
Are Dosages Based on Weight?
"If AD/HD medication dosages aren't calculated by weight, why did my doctor weigh me before...
Stimulants: Short-Term Fix? Or Lifelong Drug?
"Are stimulants generally taken for just a short period, or will I take this pill...
Stimulant Drug Interactions
"Is it safe to take a stimulant while being treated for high cholesterol and blood...
Does Coffee Improve Focus in Children with ADHD?
"My friend lets her 10-year-old drink coffee every day before school. She says the caffeine...
How Can I Tell if the Meds Work?
"How can I tell if my five-year-old's AD/HD medication is working?"...
Former Drinking Problem
"Does my past addiction put me at risk if I take the stimulant my doctor...
"My son takes a larger dose than my friend's son, even though they share similar...
Can the Daytrana Patch Be Abused?
"Why is the Daytrana skin patch considered less likely to be abused than pills? And...
Stimulants and Reflux
"Is ADHD medication to blame for my daughter's stomach aches?" ...
Stimulants and Nausea
"Could my medication be causing my nausea and fatigue?"...
"My daughter says she hears imaginary voices. Is this a side effect of her medication?"...
False Positive on Drug Test
"My daughter was turned down for a job after she tested positive for amphetamines. She...
Overcoming Heredity With Help
"My mom is bipolar and my father has ADD and depression as well as schizophrenia...
Switching to Stimulants
"I've been taking antidepressants for years, but now my doctor says I have ADHD and...
Treating Two Conditions
"I take medication for bipolar disorder. Is it safe to take a stimulant for ADHD,...
Medication After School
"I think our son needs medication only for the school day. What do you recommend?"...
"I've tried various drugs to treat my ADHD, but they all seem to put me...
"My son takes a stimulant, but says he needs two or three times his prescribed...
The School's Responsibility
"The school nurse was out today, so my daughter didn't get her AD/HD medication. How...
"I become anxious as my stimulant wears off. What's going on?"...
Meds During Pregnancy
"Can pregnant women take modafinil, which the FDA may soon approve for treatment of AD/HD?"...
When Strattera Isn't Enough
"My son's doctor suggests a small dose of a stimulant in addition to his Strattera...
A Teen's Reluctance to Take Medication
"My 13-year-old has been throwing away his AD/HD pills. How can I get him to...
Caffeine as a Treatment
"Can caffeine be used to treat AD/HD symptoms?"...
Mixing Imipramine and Stimulants
"Can we keep our son on Imipramine to stop his bed-wetting, in addition to giving...
Persistent Sleep Troubles
"My son takes Strattera, as well as clonidine for his sleep problems, but it hasn't...
Doctor or Patient: Who Knows Best?
"Can I ask my doctor to increase the dosage of my medication?"...
Foods That Interfere
"Fatty foods seem to lessen the effects of my stimulant medication. Do you know of...
"My Son Takes 8 Pills a Day!"
"My son now takes two types of ADHD medications, plus six other pills to 'manage...
Dry Mouth as a Side Effect
"My stimulant gives me dry mouth, and I've had many cavities in recent years. Could...
When Everyone Knows the 'Answer'
"As ADHD receives more media attention, all of a sudden, everyone seems to know the...
Long-Term Concerta Use
"Is it true that long-term use of Concerta can cause 'burnout' of the adrenal glands?"...
Meds: Covering the School Day
"My son takes a small dose of Focalin before school. His teacher says that he...
"Are different medications prescribed for ADD and AD/HD? My doctor prescribed Adderall, but I'm not...
Homeopathy for ADHD?
"Can homeopathy really help with ADHD?"...
Ending a Long-Term Drug Treatment
"I've been taking Dexedrine since being diagnosed with ADD nine years ago. Will I be...
Rebounding on Meds
"My 10-year-old son whines, cries, and so on, as his medication wears off in the...
Finally Ready to Get Help
"My 19-year-old has agreed to see a doctor after years of depression and marijuana use...
Smart, with a "Glitch"?
"My 18-year-old daughter graduated with honors but her teacher recommends getting her tested for ADHD...
Should Meds Improve Handwriting?
"ADHD medication improved my eight-year-old's attention, but not his handwriting. What should I do?"...
Growing Out of ADD
"My 15-year-old has been fine without medication for the past two months. Is it possible...
Meds and Migraines
"Can ADHD cause migraine headaches?"...
New Problems With Meds
"I've been taking the same dosage for years with no problems, but recently I've become...
Comorbid Conditions and ADD Meds
"Will ADHD medication help me stop picking at my skin? I've dealt with this, as...
When To Increase Dosage
"My son's doctor says to take the minimum dose of a stimulant for 30 days,...
Negative Response to Meds
"I began taking a stimulant, and I experienced anxiety, depression, and crying spells. Does this...
How Many Appointments Do I Need?
"Our pediatrician requires my four ADHD sons to have screenings every three months. Is this...
New Doctor, Old Problem
"I'm unhappy with my doctor and the medication I take. How can I find a...
ADHD and Bed Wetting
"Our 10-year-old son still wets his bed, yet a urologist could find nothing wrong. Could...
"Do stimulants ever cause an increase in appetite? My son has gained weight since he...
Responsible for Taking Medication
"My 12-year-old has been taking ADHD medication for five years. Is he old enough to...
Medication and Seizures
"My daughter has been treated for seizures, and her neurologist said Strattera could cause more...
"Can stimulant medications cause a rapid pulse? I'm worried about giving stimulants to my son."...
Recently Diagnosed, ADA Information
"I've just been diagnosed with ADHD. Am I entitled to special accommodations at work?"...
Tough Morning Routine
"My teenage son has a hard time waking up each morning. Could this be caused...
Safe Driving vs. Insomnia
"The stimulant I take makes it hard to fall asleep, but I'm a safer driver...
Fear of Addiction
"I used to be addicted to opiates and painkillers, and my doctor has prescribed a...
Skipping Strattera Doses
"My 20-year-old daughter takes Strattera, but skips her medication on weekends. Is this risky?"...
"After only two doses of a long-acting stimulant, I felt like a new person. I...
"Our 13-year-old son shows no sign of puberty. Could his medications be causing a delay?"...
Try a Tricyclic
"I've tried several stimulant medications, and the side effects always outweigh the benefits. Is there...
"Our son has had extremely cold hands and feet since he began taking Strattera. Is...
O.K. to Donate Blood
"I recently started taking a short-acting stimulant. Am I still allowed to donate blood?" ...
Drug Screening Dilemma
"Will the stimulant medication that I take show up in a potential employer's drug test?"...
"Some of the physicians I've seen have tried to force antidepressants on me, despite an...
"Is repetitive speech due to my son's medicine, his ADD, or something else?"...
"My daughter has always been a picky eater. Now at 15, she takes a long-acting...
A Weighty Concern
"My 9-year-old has ADD. He is overweight, and we were told that a stimulant may...
"My client takes a stimulant, as well as a painkiller and sleeping pills. I think...
A Sweet Tooth
"My daughter craves sweets, but has little appetite when she's on her medication. Does ADHD...
"My son was taking a short-acting stimulant, which improved his symptoms, but his doctor switched...
ADHD Medication and Smoking
"I have been taking stimulant since last year, and notice an increased desire to smoke."...
Depakote plus Concerta?
"My 6-year-old son is taking Depakote for seizures, but it makes him more aggressive, so...
Pregnancy and ADHD meds
"Can I safely continue my medication while I am pregnant or nursing?"...
Best Medication for Inattentive ADHD
"My daughter was recently diagnosed with inattentive ADHD. She was put on an extended-release stimulant...
Do Young Kids Need Meds?
"My son started taking a stimulant for his ADHD, but didn't like it, so we...
Do Medications “Cure” ADHD?
"Will Strattera permanently correct a chemical imbalance in the brain of a person with ADHD?...
Getting Through to Junior
"My 14-year-old son has been diagnosed with ADD, learning disabilities and a conduct disorder. He...
Is ADD Genetic?
"I am 32 and pregnant. Can I continue my treatment for ADD, and will my...
When to Give Kids Another Dose
"Is Adderall causing my seven-year-old son to act out?" ...
Pycnogenol and Alternative Treatments
"Can you tell me about Pycnogenol and Maquelier's OPC (pine bark extract and grape seed...
Behavioral Changes In Teenage Daughter
"My daughter has become sexually active, with no regard to consequences."...
Where Do I Go From Here?
"My 10-year-old son may have ADHD, but his doctor says there's no definitive test. What...
When Medication Causes Stuttering
"Is Wellbutrin causing my stuttering?"...
Medication During the School Day
"My son needs a dose of medication at school, but administrators won't take responsibility. What...
Medication on the Job (Airline Pilot)
"I am a pilot and want to try Ritalin on my vacation. For how long...
Daytime Wetting - Medical or Psychological?
"My son, an 8-year-old on Adderall, has been wetting his pants. How can I break...
Difficulties with Reading Skills
"I have an eight-year-old with ADD who struggles with reading comprehension. Is this common, and...
How Can We Help Our Troubled Child?
"Our 11-year-old son has been under psychiatric care for 5 years, but is still unhappy...
The Consequences of Untreated ADHD
"I have a son who was diagnosed with ADHD when he was 8. We didn't...
How to Discipline a Child with Comorbid Conditions
"My son was diagnosed with severe onset O.C.D., anxiety disorder, and ADHD. How do I...
Depakote and Tegretal
"What ADHD medication can be used with Tegretal and Depakote?" ...
Your Biggest Questions About Concerta, Expertly Answered
In this special edition of Ask the Medical Expert , Larry Silver responds to questions about...
Is Medication Necessary? How Much?
"Is there such a thing as being medicated just enough to get through school and...
Should My Grandson Be a Zombie?
"Last night I observed my grandson after he took his medication. Should medication be causing...
"My son tried Adderall, but started squinting. What do you recommend for an ADHDer who...
Arranging for Accommodations in College
"I was kicked out of school, but have since been diagnosed with ADHD. Can I...
Reading Disorders and ADHD
"My eight-year-old has trouble reading. I recently read about a sight problem called convergence that...
"Can Desoxyn be used to treat ADD?"...
Mixing Medication with Alcohol
"Should I refrain from taking my ADD medication on days I plan to drink alcohol?"...
Developing a Tolerance for Adderall?
"My current dose of Adderall is less effective than it had been when I started...
Addicted to Ritalin?
"My dose of Ritalin isn't effective anymore. Why?" ...
Signs of Adderall Addiction
"Am I addicted to my medication?" ...
Too Much Medication? Or the Wrong Kind?
"My medication no longer works. I've had to escalate the dose, but feel like a...
ADHD and Genetics
"Is there anything my son and his wife can do to minimize the chances of...
ADHD Medication: The Right Dose?
"My son's ADHD medication is causing him to be irritable......
3 Keys to Mindful Medication
"I have been on Adderall for several months, and I don't think it's working. Should...
When Teens Refuse ADD Meds
"Why has my son stopped taking his medication?"...
ADD and ODD
"I have a nine-year-old son who takes Ritalin. He has poor hygeine and seriously misbehaves...
Concerns About the Diagnostic Process
"I realize that ADHD is often over-diagnosed as well as under-diagnosed. As a social worker,...
Treating Asthma and ADHD
"How do I treat my son's ADHD when he takes steroids for his lung problems?"...
Exercise for ADHD
"Will exercise improve symptoms?" ...
Can Childhood Trauma Cause ADD?
"Are signs of ADHD caused by factors other than neurological problems?"...
Adderall and The Menstrual Cycle
"My 13-year-old daughter takes Adderall, and it seems to affect her menstrual cycle."...
Does Medication Delay Puberty?
"My 14 year-old seems to be slow with his puberty. Is there any chance Adderall...
Side Effects of Adderall
"My son has had side effects since he started medication, but his doctor says they're...
ADHD and Sensory Integration Dysfunction
"A counselor has suggested having my son tested for Sensory Integration Dysfunction. Could this be...
ADHD, Change in Medication & Learning Disabilities
"My nine-year-old son had to discontinue treatment, due to abnormal EKGs, and is now failing...
Is The Medication Working?
"How do I know when we've found the right medication and dosage?"...
Alternative Treatments for ADHD
"Why don't doctors offer alternatives to treat ADHD before prescribing strong stimulants? Since starting his...
Too Much Medication?
"How do you know if you are overmedicated?"...
Narcolepsy and ADD
"What's the link between narcolepsy and inattentive ADD?"...
"I took a stimulant and fell asleep immediately. Does this confirm my ADHD?"...
Family Disagrees with Diagnosis
"How do I convince my family that ADD is real?" ...
Stuttering as a Side Effect of Ritalin
"Is Ritalin causing my grandson's stuttering? It started a year after he began medication." ...
Success in High School/Problems in College
"My 21-year-old son graduated at the top of his high school class, but now can't...
Kindergarten Teacher Asks About ADD Meds
"In my classroom, I have two children with ADHD. I need information about medications and...
Adderall and Speech Apraxia
"Can my son be treated for both ADHD and speech problems?"...
Taking a Child Off Ritalin
"Our doctor wants to take my daughter off Ritalin, even though it helps her. I...
Storing and Using the Daytrana Patch
"I've had trouble peeling off the protective covering on the Daytrana patch. Any suggestions?" ...
Tourette's and AD/HD
"Could my five-year-old son's facial tics and hyperactivity be Tourette's?" ...
How Much Ritalin Is Enough?
"I'm 39 and started taking Ritalin 2 weeks ago. How do I find the right...
Taking Tests in School
"I struggle with test-taking. Is this common?" ...
When ADHD Gets Worse with Time
"Is it possible for ADD to become more prominent later in life than in the...
Strattera: ADHD Medication FAQ
Non-stimulant attention deficit medication Strattera can treat distractibility, impulsivity, and hyperactivity in children, teens, and...
ADHD non-stimulant medication Strattera»
Helping Teens with Conduct Disorders
"My 17-year-old with ADHD is oppositional. He has skipped school and run away from home."...
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