Reply To: Help with meds?

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Penny Williams
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Stimulant medications for ADHD are NOT diagnosed by size, weight, or age. The dose needed depends on the individual’s neurotransmitter needs, metabolism, and genetics. A tiny 7-year-old could need the max dose while a 300 lb man could only tolerate and need the minimum dose.

A Patient’s Primer on the Stimulant Medications Used to Treat ADHD

Penny
ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Trainer & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism