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ADD/ADHD Treatment

Is treatment for ADHD different for adults than for children?

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  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) treatment is similar for adults and children. Treatment includes a combination of prescribed stimulant medications to help increase concentration and lessen restlessness, along with psychological guidance to improve coping with stress and to develop stronger organizational and problem-solving skills.

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  • AIris Rodriguez-Ocasio, Pediatrics, answered on behalf of MDLIVE

    The treatment for ADHD for adults is the same as that for children. The only difference of course is the higher doses are required and combined medication therapy may be needed. Also, very important in adult treatment is therapy to help them understand and cope with their condition.

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