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Will ADHD Meds Help Aggression at School?
"My daughter is 10, and takes coimprimine and Adderall. She is having trouble at school — she hits and bites her teachers. What medication will control her behavior?"
You describe a complex set of problems that are not yet being addressed. Since medication is involved, I would encourage you to seek a consultation with a child and adolescent psychiatrist to figure out what is going on and how best to address the problems. Do not do nothing. Your child needs help.
Larry Silver, M.D., is clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and director of training in child and adolescent psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is a former acting director and deputy director of the National Institute of Mental Health, as well as the author of Dr. Larry Silver's Advice to Parents on AD/HD and The Misunderstood Child: Understanding and Coping with Your Child's Learning Disabilities.