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I agree with Penny. They have a great article on here about combination therapy that I found right after I had done a professional development with a top psychiatrist from a children’s hospital that had basically said the same thing. Due to my son’s anxiety, along with his ADHD, he was first put on Strattera (not full dose). It helped amazingly with the behavior and impulsivity and intense emotional reactions, but wasn’t helping so much with the focus to get work done. Through my questioning, with his psychiatrist, she agreed to keep the strattera dosing as it was and add a very small dose of Focalin. It’s been wonderful! Obviously not all kids are the same but (while he hasn’t gained much weight) he hasn’t lost any and he eats well! I hope things get better!