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ADHD Medication Adderall is Making My Brother Angry

“My 26-year-old brother was recently diagnosed with ADHD and was prescribed Adderall. He has daily temper tantrums, to the point where he breaks things and kicks or punches holes in the walls. What can I do to stop these outbursts?”

It is possible that your brother is prone to such behaviors and that his ADHD medication Adderall exacerbates them. If you think these might be true, it would be best if he were not on a stimulant medication. It would be better to explore other medications for treating his ADHD. Discuss this option with the physician treating him.