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ADHD Treatment: Medicine

Overview

Medication is often used in the treatment of ADHD. The two most common types include the following:

Stimulants

  • Methylphenidate
  • Amphetamine

Non-stimulants

  • Non-stimulant (atomoxetine)
  • Antidepressants
  • Antihypertensives
  • Mood stabilizers
  • Neuroleptic drugs

Treatments

Effect of Stimulants on ADHD

Stimulants enhance the speed and fluidity by which messages are passed through the brain’s neural network. They do this by either increasing the release or slowing the reuptake of the brain chemicals...

Read more about ADHD and Stimulants.

Effect of Non-stimulants on ADHD

Read more about ADHD and Non-stimulants.

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