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When ADHD Medicine Is Ineffective

"We've tried every ADHD medication on the market, but every three weeks it loses its effectiveness. Any suggestions?"

by Larry Silver, M.D.

When I have tried "every medication on the market" at different doses and find that none works for a patient, I ask myself several questions. Did I make the correct diagnosis? Could the patient have ADHD plus one of the related disorders, and do these symptoms make it appear the medication is ineffective? Have I tried any of the nonstimulant medications, or just stimulants? Explore these questions with your psychiatrist.

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