Is The Medication Working?

Filed Under: ADD Meds: Dosing, ADHD Medication and Children

Q:

"My son was recently diagnosed with ADD. How do I know when we've found the right medication and dosage?"

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

Ideally the medication will minimize or control all aspects of the hyperactivity, distractibility, and impulsivity. If not, another medication might be tried.

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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