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.
Hi everybody, We are going to try something new here on ADHDCentral. In a previous post I had talked about our experience with a drug called Risperidone. My son has recenly begun taking this medication and I was eager to share this experience with members as well as hear your feedback based upon your personal experiences. The…