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What is non stimulant response impulsivity?

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Dr. Kevin Passer
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
I can try to guess: As often times, stimulants are used to treat the impulsivity associated with adhd, for a child who continued to display impulsivity while receiving stimulants- i might see how that could be referred to in the way as phrased in your question. I am not sure i find it to be a particularly helpful description for a specific subset of patients. If you heard the doctor say it, i would ask about it.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Are you asking if : Impulsivity, a symptom of adhd responds to non-stimulant medications, like atomoxetine or long-acting guanfacine? Each child's response is different, but there's ~ 65% chance these will work. Stimulants (methylphenidate & amphetamine) work 80-90% of the time for symptoms of both inattention & hyperactivity/impulsivity. Long-acting Guanfacine can be given with a stimulant, also.

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What is a non-stimulant that can help with impulsivity?

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Impulsive: Strattera, wellbutrin, (bupropion) remeron, intuniv, clonidine, kapvay.

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