ADHD Testing (cont.)
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After an ADHD Diagnosis
If someone is diagnosed with ADHD or ADD, his or her health-care professional will make a recommendation regarding treatment. Typically this involves the use of a medication, such as a stimulant (methylphenidate [Ritalin, Concerta], amphetamine and dextroamphetamine [Adderall], lisdexamfetamine [Vyvanse]) or a nonstimulant (atomoxetine [Strattera]), and often some level of cognitive behavioral therapy as well. A health-care professional will then intermittently evaluate the patient's symptoms using modified (shortened) screening and rating scales and will adjust the therapy accordingly.
Medically reviewed by Margaret Walsh, MD; American Board of Pediatrics
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/18/2016
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