ADHD Treatments

There are two types of treatment for ADHD, pharmacological and Alternative ADHD Treatments for ADHD. ADHD is usually treated with the aid of stimulant drugs like Ritalin. Concerta and with non-stimulant Straterra as well as amphetamines, such as Dexedrine and Adderall.

Pharmacological Treatments

Depending on your diagnosis, your doctor will recommend a daily dosage which can be short or long acting. After this initial dosage is set there may be a need for your doctor to increase or curb the dosage for the drug to have the desired effect.

Results can vary from patient to patient so its important that you monitor and work with your doctor. Read more about ADHD medication.

Drug Side Effects

Side effects may be troublesome depending on the child, which is why the child must have follow-up visits to your doctor. These may include weight loss, appetite changes, insomnia and nervous tics” ( Jefferson , 2002).

Learn more about ADHD drug side effects.

Alternative ADHD Treatments

Other treatments for ADHD include “tutoring and special education, behavioral therapy and family-group psychotherapy” ( Jefferson , 2002). Also, self-help and self-healing are possible treatments employed. Experts place a great amount of significance on the need to have “structured home and school environment” in order to inculcate various coping skills, suitable study habits and sense of discipline and responsibility into children.

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Note: Adhd Treatment Centers are another treatment option to explore.