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A Parent’s Complete Guide to ADHD Medications

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The numbers tell the story: according to the Centers For Disease Control, 6.4 million children ages 4-17 have been diagnosed with ADHD.

The good news is that there are safe, effective treatments for the disorder. According to the American Academy Of Pediatrics, the most effective treatments for ADHD are parental behavior therapy and/or ADHD stimulants for children over age six.

Experts know, from years of research and many studies, that ADHD stimulants work. They improve the core symptoms of ADHD — impulsivity, hyperarousal, and distractibility — in some 70-80 percent of the people who take them.Getting the correct diagnosis is the foundation of successful treatment.

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