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Medication is one of many options to consider when exploring treatment for ADHD for both children and adults. To receive a prescription for ADHD medication, you’ll need a comprehensive assessment and diagnosis. Remember that while medication cannot cure ADHD, it can ease your symptoms and make a difference in your everyday life.
There are generally two types of medication for ADHD: stimulants and non-stimulants. Each has its pros and cons, which means the best option for you and your treatment is based on your needs and preferences.
Stimulant medications are the most widely used medications for the treatment of ADHD. Despite the name, these medications do not work by increasing the stimulation of the person directly. Instead, they help critical nerve networks in the brain communicate more effectively with one another. In some cases, the first medicine you try might not be the correct one, or a higher dose might be needed.
Non-stimulants may be used when stimulant medications have been ineffective, in the case of unacceptable side effects, or if the patient prefers.
Unlike fast-acting stimulants, non-stimulant ADHD medications may take up to a week for full effectiveness.
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