Managing Treatment

How should I adjust my child’s treatment plan to safely address comorbid conditions?

How should you treat your child’s ADHD? In this 8-part guide, find expert answers to the questions that will help you make key decisions about ADHD treatment.

COMPLEX TREATMENT: How do I treat ADHD alongside a comorbid condition in my child?

A: Contraindications — some of them common comorbidities — and side effects may limit the use of stimulant medication in… | Keep reading on ADDitude »

ANXIETY: How should we treat comorbid ADHD and anxiety in my child?

A: It’s important to talk to your child’s doctor if you believe they may have ADHD, anxiety, or both. If left untreated, either condition can get worse, making it harder for your child at school, home, and… | Keep reading on WebMD »

DEPRESSION: How should we treat comorbid ADHD and depression in my child?

A: ADHD is usually treated with medicines known as stimulants. Antidepressants might also help some symptoms of ADHD and ADHD that’s combined with depression. Studies suggest… | Keep reading on WebMD »

ODD: How should we treat comorbid ADHD and ODD in my child?

A: If your child has been diagnosed with both ADHD and ODD, the doctor may recommend treatment as early as possible and… | Keep reading on WebMD »

OCD: How should we treat comorbid ADHD and OCD in my child?

A: Both conditions respond well to cognitive behavioral therapy and medications. If your child has ADHD and OCD, the doctor may combine the treatments… | Keep reading on WebMD »

AUTISM: How should we treat ADHD in my autistic child?

A: Work with your child’s care team to find a treatment plan that’s right for your little one. It might include both behavior therapy for autism and medication for ADHD… | Keep reading on WebMD »

FIRST-PERSON: “The Nightmare of ‘Back to Baseline’”

“For those who may not know, ‘baseline’ is the process of weaning a child from any medication he may be taking. This is usually suggested before a major med change or to reassess how your child is doing. Our boy has been taking the same prescriptions for ADHD and ODD for nearly a year, and the doctors thought it might be time for a change.” | Keep reading on ADDitude »


FREE DOWNLOAD: 9 Conditions Often Linked to ADHD

An overwhelming majority of individuals with ADHD are diagnosed with at least one other psychiatric and/or developmental disorder. | Download now on ADDitude »

SYMPTOM TEST: The ADDitude Symptom Checker

Are all of your symptoms explained by ADHD, or could you have a comorbid condition? | Take the symptom checker »

8-Part Guide to ADHD Treatment in Children, from WebMD x ADDitude:

DECISION 1: How should I approach my child’s ADHD treatment plan?
DECISION 2: Is ADHD medication right for my child?
DECISION 3: How can I address side effects associated with my child’s ADHD medication?
DECISION 4: How can I integrate nutrition & supplements into my child’s ADHD treatment?
DECISION 5: How can I integrate exercise & mindfulness into my child’s ADHD treatment?
DECISION 6: What therapies should I integrate into my child’s ADHD treatment plan?
DECISION 7: How should I adjust and optimize my child’s ADHD treatment plan over time?
> DECISION 8: How can my child’s treatment plan safely address comorbid conditions?