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Penny Williams
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If this started or escalated with medication, then he’s not on the right ADHD medication. There are two types of stimulants: amphetamine (Adderall, Vyvanse, Evekeo…) and methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta, Quillivant…). Almost everyone does well on one type or the other, but not both.

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

Intense emotions are common with ADHD, although I agree that this is likely much more than that. Understanding where the anger is coming from or why it’s happening will be helpful.

Why You Lash Out — Sometimes for No Good Reason

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