Negative Response to Meds


"I began taking a stimulant last week, and I experienced anxiety, depression, and crying spells as the medication wore off. Does my negative response mean I don't have AD/HD?"

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

Your experience suggests that either you don't have AD/HD - or that you have additional problems with anxiety, depression, or another psychiatric disorder. Discuss your concerns with your psychiatrist.

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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