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Penny Williams

I don’t know that medication will really “treat” those characteristics, @Sporty. You would probably have more success with therapy and working on self-regulating emotions. My son worked on this with an occupational therapist (OT) with the Zones of Regulation program. It was very helpful.

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Some parents say Intuniv or Kapvay help with impulsivity, but I don’t think any medication does fully. My son takes Concerta and he’s still wildly impulsive (and hates it – he’s 14).

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