Q&A: ADHD Treatments - FamilyEducation

Q&A: ADHD Treatments

by Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D.

Treating attention deficit disorders effectively is complicated. Read other parents' questions to learn more about the issues of medication and other treatments.

Attention deficit disorders effectively is complicated. Read other parents' questions to learn more about the issues of medication and other treatments.

1. Will my seven-year-old boy eventually outgrow ADHD? Will he learn to handle himself through behavior modification and patience, versus taking medications?
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2. I'm worried about giving Ritalin to my son, who has ADHD. Is there another solution?
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3. My two sons are gifted and have ADHD. I have taken them off medication. It seems that we are medicating children too readily, when they require more attention.
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4. My son needs to take medication for ADHD. How can I explain this to him without scaring him, or making him think he's sick?
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5. Our daughter is on medication for ADHD. She can't go to sleep at night. What can we do?
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6. The teacher wants us to put our kindergartner on Ritalin. Can it be that he may just be immature for his age? Please help us.
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7. I have a second grade student with learning disabilities who is extremely hyper. How can I help this child become successful in the classroom while we wait for him to be put on medication?
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8. My son is a freshman in high school. However, he is ADHD and shuts down with the workload. He does not want to take Ritalin, so how can I make sure all his work is being done and turned in on time?
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