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Just Diagnosed With ADHD (Children)

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My son is 7 and has just been diagnosed with ADHD. Though it has not affected him academically he does have impulsive issues   sometimes causing play dates to be cut short and he has trouble letting things go. He is argumentative both at home and at school. We just started on 5mg of adderal but not sure what I am looking for to know if it is working. Can anyone share with me their experience with this drug or any others that have helped their child? Any help we can get will help my husband and I. I feel like I am a lone fish swimming in a huge pond.

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5 mg of Adderall is a very low dose. If you are not seeing positive changes, report that to the prescribing doctor and they may suggest an increase, or a different medication.

This guide on ADHD medication for kids may help you discern the benefits and issues with current medication: http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/850.html.

Adjusting your parenting strategies in light of ADHD may be in order as well. This article has some great tips: http://www.additudemag.com/slideshow/30/slide-1.html.

Keep working with your doctor until you can get the medication just right.

Penny
ADDconnect Moderator, Author & Mom to Tween Boy with ADHD and LDs

Posted by adhdmomma on Jul 21, 2014 at 5:20pm

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