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How do you help a child with add who won't take his medication and can't complete tasks?

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Dr. Leonard Lado
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In brief: Adhd Adherence

Hosenbocus et al 2009 found that when a child is receiving a long-acting medication for treatment of adhd, he may feel less stigmatized, is more likely to be adherent and achieve remission.
A child in remission can benefit from other treatment modalities thus improving long-term prognosis. Medications such as Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) show promise due to the fact that is converted in the intestine with long life.

In brief: Adhd Adherence

Hosenbocus et al 2009 found that when a child is receiving a long-acting medication for treatment of adhd, he may feel less stigmatized, is more likely to be adherent and achieve remission.
A child in remission can benefit from other treatment modalities thus improving long-term prognosis. Medications such as Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) show promise due to the fact that is converted in the intestine with long life.
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