Strattera for Comorbidities

Filed Under: Strattera, ADHD Medication and Children, Comorbid Conditions with ADD

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 a child 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 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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