Side Effects of Adderall

Q:

"Since my 7-year-old son has been taking Adderall, he has had a decrease in appetite, difficulty sleeping, depressed thoughts, and anxiety. His doctor says they're not side effects, so what's going on?"

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

What you describe ARE side effects and your child should not have to live with them. Another medication should be considered. I suggest you find another doctor.

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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