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How do doctors treat people with adhd?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Often with meds: Medications such as stimulants and antidepressants are often used for adhd. Behavioral / skills learning can be used. Less commonly it is treated with acupuncture.
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 52 years experience
Depends on cause: If you did not have symptoms of ADHD as a child, have not had a brain injury or infection, you do not have ADHD. Start with your doctor to determine if you have a disorder mimicing ADHD, like hyperthyroidism, anxiety disorder or depression. You can seek an evaluation with a neurologist or psychiatrist.
Last updated May 11, 2015

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