Strattera for Comorbidities

Q:

"My son suffers from ADHD and anxiety. His doctor prescribed Strattera. Is this the best choice?"

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

Strattera is not my first choice for someone with both ADHD and anxiety. I’d typically try a stimulant first. But if you like and trust this doctor, I say follow his advice. If it helps, great. If not, seek a second opinion.

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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