Too Much Medication? Or the Wrong Kind?


"I have both ADHD and OCD. Now, my medication no longer works. I've had to escalate the dose, but feel like a zombie instead. What can I do?"

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

There are numerous different medications to use for ADHD—Ritalin, Dexedrine, and Adderall are but three of them.

You should not have to suffer nor should you have to use more medication than your doctor suggests.I recommend that you find someone who is an expert in treating ADHD and try a different medication approach. If you want to read more about these other medications, look over the chapter on medication in my book, "Dr. Larry Silver's Advise to Parents on ADHD."

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.
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