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If a child has been on meds for add, are they able to come off it after a some new study habits are learned; say after a couple years?

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In brief: Yes

If the symptoms have resolved and the child has been ok for at least a year it is time to consider stopping.

In brief: Yes

If the symptoms have resolved and the child has been ok for at least a year it is time to consider stopping.
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possible

For somewhat less than half of children with ADHD, they will be able to disocontinue medication in their late teens.
Most will have grown out of ADHD. Many will have developed strategies for managing their symptoms.

In brief: Possible

For somewhat less than half of children with ADHD, they will be able to disocontinue medication in their late teens.
Most will have grown out of ADHD. Many will have developed strategies for managing their symptoms.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The long term goal should be no medication and just better management of attention and focus.

In brief: Yes

The long term goal should be no medication and just better management of attention and focus.
Dr. William Goldie
Dr. William Goldie
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes some can

Treatment for add/adhd is best managed with medication, but behavioral therapy in combination can help teach a child techniques to manage their behavior. Some kids as they mature, can eventually be taken off medication, and then there are some who require continuous medication.

In brief: Yes some can

Treatment for add/adhd is best managed with medication, but behavioral therapy in combination can help teach a child techniques to manage their behavior. Some kids as they mature, can eventually be taken off medication, and then there are some who require continuous medication.
Dr. Marina Armendariz
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Dr. William Dailey
Family Medicine

In brief: That is the goal.

Learning new study habits may be a bit of an oversimplification.
Essentially they need to learn or acquire methods of maintaining concentration and focus. Many times this is a combination normal development and learning.

In brief: That is the goal.

Learning new study habits may be a bit of an oversimplification.
Essentially they need to learn or acquire methods of maintaining concentration and focus. Many times this is a combination normal development and learning.
Dr. William Dailey
Dr. William Dailey
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