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My 5 year old was just diagnosed with ADHD and was put on ritalin...
proudmommy32389 posted:
He was put on ritalin 2 weeks ago and started out at 10 mg once a day. Now, he is at 20 once a day. He started out ok, but the 10 mg wasn't dong what it needed to. His main problem was not being able to concentrate and focus in school and being distracted very easily. I seen small improvements at first, but now that they have upped his dose he seems to be having emotional issues. My son has always been a very happy child. He says he isn't mad or sad he is just upset. I asked him why and he says he doesn't know. My question is eventhough he has only been on it 2 weeks can he already be having the psychological issues that are a side effect? Or should I just wait the month out like his dr. said and see if things change? Please help I want my son to get the best and most help possible.

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