If you or your child has been diagnosed with ADHD, your doctor has probably explained the next steps to you. Typically the treatment for ADHD involves medication and possibly some counseling. No medicine, however, is the magic bullet that cures ADHD; medications only treat ADHD symptoms. And it is highly likely that ADHD meds will be accompanied by unfortunate side effects. It is VERY important to note that ADHD symptoms may be the result of or occur in conjunction with another disorder that is not addressed with traditional ADHD treatment.

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The following medications are all stimulants: Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta, Daytrana patch, Vyvance, and Dexedrine and Dextrostat, brand names for dextroamphetamine. These are all medications commonly used to treat ADHD. They are used because they seem to have an effect on the neurotransmitter chemicals in the brain, especially when it is a true ADHD. They can improve symptoms such as inattention, impulsive actions, and hyperactivity, sometimes quite significantly. So what