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Penny Williams
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Yes, stimulant medications are immediate. They work when they’re in your system and have no effect when they’re not. It will take a few days for your child to acclimate to their brain working somewhat differently, so you may see a few more changes or shifts. Sounds like a great start though.

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