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    ADD vs ADHD tratments
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    Lawrence93 posted:
    Very new to ADD ADHD treatments. My son was just diagnosed with ADhD small H. he's 14yrs and is very mellow and we are currently going through medication trials with
    Adderall.

    My wife 36yrs (his step mom) was just diagnosed with ADHDâ?¦. i'm a 48yr old UNdiagnosed ADD. Ya put us in the same room and we get on each others nerves real quick! My wife is very focused on everthing! She gets to the point where the clock ticking bothers her all the time... amongst other things. The Dr wants to perscribe Ritalin which I thought was a stimulant.

    My question is won't the stimulants make her even more hyper?
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    Patricia Quinn, MD responded:
    Stimulants are a treatment for ADHD and work to help people focus on what is important and not be distracted. I suggest that you read more about ADHD since you are all going to dealing with it for awhile. My book, When Moms and Kids may also help you create an ADHD-friendly family.

    Pat Quinn, MD


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