Several different forms of medication exist for treating ADHD. Stimulants, including Ritalin and Adderall, are very common among children with ADHD. The drugs do have side effects, including sleeplessness, potential growth problems, stomach pain, headache or depression. Strattera is the first non-stumlant drug approved for ADHD, and it works by increasing levels of select chemicals in the brain. Antidepressants have also been used off-label to treat ADHD.
We have been talking a lot about medications here on ADHD Central lately. Part of the reason for this is that so many of you write in with questions about medications and you are wanting to know things such as whether or not certain medications are effective. These are always difficult questions to answer particularly because these types of…