This reply was originally posted by user ggmarie in ADDitude’s now-retired community.
Hi, you should seek out a good neurologist! That’s what I did and they know better then a regular pediatrician since it is a brain disorder. My son takes Intuniv and it has helped him so much. It’s not a stimulant, it’s actually a blood pressure medicine that calms him down and help him focus without the highs and lows of stimulant drugs. And it doesn’t lower the blood pressure in children it just brings their system down. He is doing so much better in school his grades went way up and he takes naps and is much much calmer. He is ten years old. Only the name brand works on him; we tried the generic and it didn’t do what the name brand does.