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What is the treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

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Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Many

The best treatment, is a proper evaluation.
Once the diagnosis is established and comorbidities, if present addressed, the medications, usually stimulants are first line therapy along with behavioral intervention.Parenting, exercise, neurofeedback have demonstrated benefit, specially as adjuct therapies.Interactime metronome, cognitive training helps in some pts, dietary changes, vit etc, anecdotal response.

In brief: Many

The best treatment, is a proper evaluation.
Once the diagnosis is established and comorbidities, if present addressed, the medications, usually stimulants are first line therapy along with behavioral intervention.Parenting, exercise, neurofeedback have demonstrated benefit, specially as adjuct therapies.Interactime metronome, cognitive training helps in some pts, dietary changes, vit etc, anecdotal response.
Dr. Andres R Villar
Dr. Andres R Villar
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Dr. R Sangal
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Many medicines

Many medicines can be used to control attention deficit and hyperactivity-impulsivity, including stimulants (methylphenidate, amphetamines) and non-stimulants (atomoxetine, guanfacine, off-label Imipramine or bupropion).
None work robustly in more than 50-70% of patients. They can be tried one after another, though brain mapping of the p300 (a cogntive evoked potential) may predict which will work.

In brief: Many medicines

Many medicines can be used to control attention deficit and hyperactivity-impulsivity, including stimulants (methylphenidate, amphetamines) and non-stimulants (atomoxetine, guanfacine, off-label Imipramine or bupropion).
None work robustly in more than 50-70% of patients. They can be tried one after another, though brain mapping of the p300 (a cogntive evoked potential) may predict which will work.
Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal
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Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
Psychosocial therapies in addition to pharmacotherapy help to improve skills related to some of the behaviors associated with the disorder make for a more holistic treatment
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