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Penny Williams
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Stimulants can increase anxiety and exacerbate those behaviors. I’m of the understanding that the amphetamine type stimulants may more readily cause that side effect than the methylphenidate type stimulants (Ritalin, Concerta, Quillivant, etc).

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

Here’s some information on Strattera to consider as well:

Strattera: ADHD Medication FAQ

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