Adderall makes me irritable. Is there another drug option for ADHD?

There are several good medications for ADHD. It’s not uncommon to have to try several medications – at various doses – to find the right one for you. Talk to your prescriber about your side effects, and don’t give up trying.

Also, know that education and counseling help can be extremely effective treatments for ADHD – sometimes in conjunction with medication, or sometimes on their own. The bottom line is this: There is no “magic bullet, 1-size fits all” treatment for ADHD. Having patience and being open to different possibilities will help you get the most out of what can be very effective treatments.

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ADD/ADHD Treatment

ADD/ADHD Treatment

Because the symptoms of ADD/ADHD vary, treatment varies. Treatment may include medication, but lifestyle changes such as proper diet and outdoor exercise can help reduce ADD symptoms. Behavioral cognitive therapy can help those wi...

th ADD/ADHD improve focus and minimize distractions. Without proper treatment, children and adults with ADD and ADHD can develop drug and alcohol problems, and untreated children with ADD/ADHD have a higher likelihood of not finishing high school. However, with proper treatment, many patients are able to organize their lives, hold jobs and care for themselves.

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