Most output learning disabilities (LDs) do not require medication to treat, but instead utilize accommodations catering to different learning styles. Some attention disorders, such as ADHD, may benefit from medications such as methylphenidate and clonidine. These medications have been shown to improve attention and focus. Antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs have also been used to treat some learning disabilities and behavioral disorders. Consult with your doctor to see if medication is necessary for your child's specific disability.