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After an ADHD Diagnosis
If you or your child is diagnosed with ADHD or ADD, your 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. Your health-care professional will then intermittently evaluate your symptoms using modified (shortened) screening and rating scales and will adjust the therapy accordingly.
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