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Medications and Treatment

Treatment Options for ADHD at Any Age

You may consider medication, talk therapy, or lifestyle changes
Once you've recognized the symptoms of adult ADHD and a doctor makes the diagnosis, then you can get finally some real help. Medication is the most effective treatment option for ADHD, but you may also be wondering about alternative treatments and talk therapy.   Read More

Ritalin, Adderall, and Other Stimulant Medications for ADHD

In studies, these drugs help about 70% of patients
Stimulants affect how the brain controls impulses and regulates behavior and attention. They do this by influencing the availability of certain chemicals, called neurotransmitters, in the brain. People who have moderate to severe ADHD symptoms in at least two different settings (such as school and home) may want to consider these medications.  Read More

The Pros and Cons of Strattera for ADHD: A Nonstimulant Medication Option

Consider this drug if others cause bothersome side effects
Atomoxetine (Strattera) strengthens the chemical signals between brain cells and also increases certain brain chemicals, called neurotransmitters, to improve concentration. It is sometimes recommended instead of stimulant medications for people who have bothersome side effects from those medications.   Read More

Complementary and Alternative Medicine for ADHD: Do Natural Remedies Really Work?

The scoop on biofeedback, herbal meds, special diets, and more
When researching attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, you may come across alternative treatments such as vitamins and supplements, dietary modifications, and other drug-free options. Here's what you should know about their safety and efficacy.   Read More

Brain Games and Exercise: A Drug-Free Treatment for ADHD?

Mentally and physically challenging activity may help treat symptoms
To help manage the symptoms of ADHD, doctors normally prescribe stimulant medication such as Ritalin, to the tune of more than 19 million prescriptions per year. But some research suggests that there are also natural ways to increase concentration and attention span.   Read More