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In my personal experience, my parents did not want me going on a stimulant, but when I told them how the non-stimulant I was prescribed (atomoxetine) works, they calmed down a bit. The psychiatrist couldn’t prescribe me a stimulant because of my own medical history, and I’d need to be cleared for it first. I guess since then they have opened up to the idea of me being on a stimulant, but that also happened as they developed a better understanding of ADHD and its impact on me.