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How can you reduce the symptoms of adhd?
21 doctors weighed in

Dr. Asa Marokus
Psychiatry
8 doctors agree
In brief: Medication
The common teaching is that medications are first-line treatment for adhd.
The most important thing is getting the diagnosis correct, then if it is adhd, stimulants are typically first-line.

In brief: Medication
The common teaching is that medications are first-line treatment for adhd.
The most important thing is getting the diagnosis correct, then if it is adhd, stimulants are typically first-line.
Dr. Asa Marokus
Dr. Asa Marokus
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Dr. Mary Ann Block
General Practice
5 doctors agree
In brief: Find the cause
Symptoms of adhd can often be eliminated if the underlying cause is found.
A complete history, physical exam, lab work and allergy testing are needed to find and treat the underlying cause.

In brief: Find the cause
Symptoms of adhd can often be eliminated if the underlying cause is found.
A complete history, physical exam, lab work and allergy testing are needed to find and treat the underlying cause.
Dr. Mary Ann Block
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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3 doctors agree
In brief: Medicine plus
Medications are the mainstay of treatment for adhd.
They can help you focus and are a great tool. They work best in conjunction with learning new organization skills, adapting learning styles (working with the teacher to find what works best), and, sometimes, therapy to learn new ways to handle frustrations and better coping. It's an ongoing thing and meds are not a magic pill.

In brief: Medicine plus
Medications are the mainstay of treatment for adhd.
They can help you focus and are a great tool. They work best in conjunction with learning new organization skills, adapting learning styles (working with the teacher to find what works best), and, sometimes, therapy to learn new ways to handle frustrations and better coping. It's an ongoing thing and meds are not a magic pill.
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
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Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Evaluation&treatment
Proper evaluation, parent education, behavioral intervention at home and school, good sleep hygiene, eating habits and exercise.
Medications and praising, reassuring and loving your child.

In brief: Evaluation&treatment
Proper evaluation, parent education, behavioral intervention at home and school, good sleep hygiene, eating habits and exercise.
Medications and praising, reassuring and loving your child.
Dr. Andres R Villar
Dr. Andres R Villar
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Dr. R Sangal
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Generally medicines
If the symptoms of inattention or hyperactivity-impulsivity began before age 6, this is a primary brain disorder causing attention deficit-hyperactivity, and clearly the best way to control these symptoms is with medicines.
There are many medicines (including off-label) that can be used. If symptoms began later in life, other causes must be found and treated.

In brief: Generally medicines
If the symptoms of inattention or hyperactivity-impulsivity began before age 6, this is a primary brain disorder causing attention deficit-hyperactivity, and clearly the best way to control these symptoms is with medicines.
There are many medicines (including off-label) that can be used. If symptoms began later in life, other causes must be found and treated.
Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Many ways
1st to consider, if you're being treated with stimulants, is exercise sleep other meds & diet.
Exercise transiently increases brain function in adolescents. Restorative sleep is necessary for healthy brain performance. Consumption of caffeinated beverages and chocolate worsens brain function in adhd patients, & should be avoided. Antihistamines, some antibiotics, & decongestants should be avoided.

In brief: Many ways
1st to consider, if you're being treated with stimulants, is exercise sleep other meds & diet.
Exercise transiently increases brain function in adolescents. Restorative sleep is necessary for healthy brain performance. Consumption of caffeinated beverages and chocolate worsens brain function in adhd patients, & should be avoided. Antihistamines, some antibiotics, & decongestants should be avoided.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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