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Are there different medications necessary to help with adhd, inattentive type children?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Inattentive add will respond to much the same medications as adhd , although with much individual variation, and yes.
., some kids only improve with medication.

In brief: No
Inattentive add will respond to much the same medications as adhd , although with much individual variation, and yes.
., some kids only improve with medication.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
In brief: No
Children who are predominantly inattentive respond to the same medications, methylphenidate (Ritalin or Concerta) or amphetamines (Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or Vyvanse) as children who are hyperactive.

In brief: No
Children who are predominantly inattentive respond to the same medications, methylphenidate (Ritalin or Concerta) or amphetamines (Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or Vyvanse) as children who are hyperactive.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Mary Ann Block
General Practice
In brief: No
I find that medications are not necessary.
Often the problem is a medicl or processing problem that can be successfully treated and no medications are needed and no adhd label is needed either.

In brief: No
I find that medications are not necessary.
Often the problem is a medicl or processing problem that can be successfully treated and no medications are needed and no adhd label is needed either.
Dr. Mary Ann Block
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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