My son was diagnose with ADD almost a year ago. He has been seeing a behavioral specialist for almost a year without any medicine. Now the doctor feel that my son need to take medicine to help him also. I research all the medicines online but I really don't know what to think with all those side effects. He need something but I just don't know what. He is 9 years old. He also have social phobia. What are the best medicine for children with ADD with the fewest harsh side effects? Do anyone else have children with this disorder? If so, how do the children cope with taking the medicine and do they have any side effect to it?
Asked by Anonymous at 6:07 PM on Nov. 5, 2009 in Health
Listen to your doctor's advice and recommendations but don't ignore your gut instincts as a mother. Try a medication that the doctor recommends and start out with a low dose. Gradually increase and decrease the dosage as necessary until you find the right one. If you don't think that the medication is working or has adverse side effects, tell your doctor and try a different medication.
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