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Q&A: ADHD Treatments

Attention deficit disorders effectively is complicated. Read other parents' questions to learn more about the issues of medication and other treatments.

1. Will my seven-year-old boy eventually outgrow ADHD? Will he learn to handle himself through behavior modification and patience, versus taking medications?
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2. I'm worried about giving Ritalin to my son, who has ADHD. Is there another solution?
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3. My two sons are gifted and have ADHD. I have taken them off medication. It seems that we are medicating children too readily, when they require more attention.
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4. My son needs to take medication for ADHD. How can I explain this to him without scaring him, or making him think he's sick?
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5. Our daughter is on medication for ADHD. She can't go to sleep at night. What can we do?
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6. The teacher wants us to put our kindergartner on Ritalin. Can it be that he may just be immature for his age? Please help us.
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7. I have a second grade student with learning disabilities who is extremely hyper. How can I help this child become successful in the classroom while we wait for him to be put on medication?
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8. My son is a freshman in high school. However, he is ADHD and shuts down with the workload. He does not want to take Ritalin, so how can I make sure all his work is being done and turned in on time?
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