ADHD Medications: 10 Ways to Get It Right

Insider strategies from the top doctors on getting the most out of your ADHD medication.

Make Sure the Diagnosis is Correct

Not all people who are hyperactive, inattentive, or impulsive have ADHD. These behaviors can also be caused by anxiety or depression, as well as by learning disabilities. To confirm an accurate ADHD diagnosis, the characteristic behaviors must be shown to be chronic (to have existed before age six) and pervasive (to have been observed in at least two life settings—at school, at home, with peers, and so on).
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