Strattera for Comorbidities

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


"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).

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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