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My son is extremly hyperactive adhd hes taking ritalin (methylphenidate) and respidal respond is valum a better salution...hes a mess nothing is helping him im a mess h?

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Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
ADHD: Psychotherapy focused on teaching techniques to improve concentraton and focus could be very helpful, medication alone is often not enough to produce postive results. Also aerobic exercise is quite helpful in improving focus as well as a nutriet dense diet. Best wishes.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali commented
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Also consider adverse effects to medications, to review with his doctor.
Jul 27, 2013
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Hyperactivity: There are several alternatives to his current medications for yoiu to discuss with his doctor. These include addrerall/vyvanse, provigil/nuvigil, wellbutrin, (bupropion) Imipramine and amantadine. I doubt valium would be helpful and might even make things worse.

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