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More About Treating ADHD

  • Stimulants are usually the first medication tried for ADHD.
  • Sometimes antidepressants are given for ADHD if 2 to 3 stimulants are tried and do not work.
  • Your child's doctor should start the stimulant at the lowest dose and only increase the dose as needed.
  • A short acting stimulant should last for about 4 hours and a long acting stimulant for about 8-12 hours.

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