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What medical treatment options are available for kids with attention deficit without hyperactivity?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
5 doctors agree

In brief: Stimulant & non-

stimulant medications are equally as effective for ADHD-Primarily Inattentive Type as for ADHD-Combined Type.
The 9 symptoms of Inattention impact academics more than the 9 symptoms. of Hyperactivity/Impulsivity. One research method to measure efficacy of ADHD meds is to confirm that the kids get more math problems done & more correct when meds levels are optimal in their bloodstreams.

In brief: Stimulant & non-

stimulant medications are equally as effective for ADHD-Primarily Inattentive Type as for ADHD-Combined Type.
The 9 symptoms of Inattention impact academics more than the 9 symptoms. of Hyperactivity/Impulsivity. One research method to measure efficacy of ADHD meds is to confirm that the kids get more math problems done & more correct when meds levels are optimal in their bloodstreams.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Many

Adhd has been heavily studied for many years.
A variety of medications, stimulants and non-stimulants, are established as safe and effective, and they work in 65-90% of patients with good benefit and few side effects. Often, other interventions may be needed too in terms of structural and behavioral supports, but medications are highly benefitcial.

In brief: Many

Adhd has been heavily studied for many years.
A variety of medications, stimulants and non-stimulants, are established as safe and effective, and they work in 65-90% of patients with good benefit and few side effects. Often, other interventions may be needed too in terms of structural and behavioral supports, but medications are highly benefitcial.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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