Santa Ana, CA
A 25-year-old male asked:
If i have an attention disorder, what can i do to reduce the hyperactivity and stay away from meds like ritalin (methylphenidate) or adderal.
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Neurology 34 years experience
Magic Word you said-: "IF"! There are many in the medical and psychological communities who have as of late been calling into question this apparent EPIDEMIC of ADD we are witnessing. I've got 60 and 70 year olds telling me that they're being diagnosed for the 1st time. I think you need a REALLY SOLID exam by someone who is not medication trigger happy to get the diagnosis. I find medication frequently worsens people
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Last updated Sep 7, 2014
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