Medication for ADHD

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Medication for ADHD

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Medication for ADHD is controversial but it really shouldn't be; when it’s used properly, it’s very safe and very effective. It doesn't always work; it works about 80% of the time. When it does work, it works very much like a pair of eyeglasses. It allows you to focus, it doesn't make you smarter but it allows you to use the smart you've got; much as eyeglasses don’t make you smarter but they allow you to use the smart you've got. Used properly, stimulant medication like Ritalin and Adderall, allow a child or an adult for that matter, to focus better and therefore improve performance much as eyeglasses do.

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Edward Hallowell, MD, EdD

Psychiatrist, ADHD Specialist, & Author

Edward (Ned) Hallowell, MD, EdD is a Harvard-trained Child and Adult Psychiatrist in practice in Sudbury, MA (outside Boston) and New York City. The author of 18 books, Dr. Hallowell specializes in learning differences such as ADHD and dyslexia, both of which he has himself.  He has also written extensively on general issues of parenting and living in our modern age. He lives in the Boston area with his wife of 23 years, Sue, and their three children, Lucy, Jack, and Tucker.

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