To start medication for ADHD or any other mental health concern is a difficult decision.  Good and reliable information always helps.   The link below leads to a parent guide jointly developed by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Psychiatric Association.

AHDH Parent Guide

Another source of reliable information about medication is the National Institute of Mental Health.  The following link takes you to their guide to mental health medications.

Mental Health Medications

Medication may be a necessary tool to help a child or adolescent struggling with emotional distress and/or behavioral difficulties, but it is not the only tool.  Good therapy, effective co-parenting, collaborative home/school communication, health diet and exercise can be preventative and greatly reduce symptoms.

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