Will ADHD Meds Help Aggression at School?

Filed Under: ADHD Medication and Children, School Behavior

Q:

"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?"

Dr. Larry Silver specializes in treating children with attention deficit disorder (ADHD).
A:

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 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. He is also a clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
 
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