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ADHD, Dyslexia. It's a family issue. Improve
grades and self-esteem. Evaluation and non-drug therapy that
Medications Prescribed for ADD/ADHD behaviors
|Following are a list of medications that are more commonly
prescribed for Attention Deficit Disorder:
sulfate with other amphetamine mixture)
Adderall xr ® (extended
Concerta (methylphenidate in time release
Cylert (pemoline - not
commonly used anymore due to liver damage)
Strattera (atomoxetine) -
newly approved by the FDA
Wellbutrin (bupropion HCl)
A list of less often prescribed meds; sometimes used
together with psychotropics include:
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For a table of
the side effects
of a number of these click here.
As an ALTERNATIVE treatment or therapy to using
medications, consider the Sharper Minds program. This mental performance
enhancement program deals with a number of the root causes of attention deficit
disorder, many behavioral issues and learning problems.
Of the children and adults who were taking
medications for ADD/ADHD when they started the Sharper Minds neural-cognitive therapy,
80% were able to discontinue those meds within 8 to 12 weeks.
- Another 10% took around 6 months (usually
related to a situation in which the mother smoked, drank or did drugs during
- in the last 5-10% of cases where a child took
longer to reduce their dependency, the issue was more parent-related than
Changes made are lasting, not a patch or a
temporary "band-aid." Start at our home
page for more information.
When considering a treatment plan for children
that may have learning
disabilities, dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, make sure you incorporate not just the
medications, but also therapies with the intent of diminishing dependence on the
meds as well.