Prednisone And Adhd

Question

Asked by Andrew's mom

Prednisone And Adhd

can prednisone help teenagers with ADHD and other disorders such as ODD my son has ADEM and was taking prednisone both IV/oral they really seemed to help with the ADHD and ODD as well as the ADEM i am unsure as to whether or not it can be continued?

Answer

Thank you for your question and welcome to ADHDCentral.com

Prednisone is a steroid used to help with inflamatory illnesses, such as arthiritis. I have not heard about it being used to help with symptoms of ADHD or ODD.

Prednisone can also cause concerns with the immune system, making it easier for people to contract viruses, etc.

Why was your son prescribed prednisone?

Eileen