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Can ADHD medication cause problems with memory loss in teenagers?

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In brief: Probably not

This is not a common side effect, although we are all different.

In brief: Probably not

This is not a common side effect, although we are all different.
Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
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In brief: Not Seen By Me

This is a reaction I have never seen before.
If this symptom is significant you definitely need to see the doctor.

In brief: Not Seen By Me

This is a reaction I have never seen before.
If this symptom is significant you definitely need to see the doctor.
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Neuropsych testing

Generally this is not to be expected with most commonly prescribed stimulant medications, but these days we are seeing adhd children treated with polypharmacy (multiple meds) with mood stabilizers, anitepileptic medications and riskier meds in terms of cognitive side effects.
This can be difficult, since teens are facing increased demands at this age, and there further brain development.

In brief: Neuropsych testing

Generally this is not to be expected with most commonly prescribed stimulant medications, but these days we are seeing adhd children treated with polypharmacy (multiple meds) with mood stabilizers, anitepileptic medications and riskier meds in terms of cognitive side effects.
This can be difficult, since teens are facing increased demands at this age, and there further brain development.
Dr. Ernest Bordini
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics

In brief: NO

But "memory loss" in teens can be a sign of adhd or inadequately treated adhd.
Inattention, forgetfulness & distractibility often are mistaken for memory loss in all ages. When we test someone for adhd, we assess the short term memory (significant if decreased for "memory loss;" normal, if forgetfulness is due to inattention or distractibility). Discuss your "memory loss" with your doc.

In brief: NO

But "memory loss" in teens can be a sign of adhd or inadequately treated adhd.
Inattention, forgetfulness & distractibility often are mistaken for memory loss in all ages. When we test someone for adhd, we assess the short term memory (significant if decreased for "memory loss;" normal, if forgetfulness is due to inattention or distractibility). Discuss your "memory loss" with your doc.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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