Written by Harold Robert Meyer, MBA, BCC, SCAC and Susan Karyn Lasky, M.S., BCC, SCAC
Deciding whether or not to take medication for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) is never easy. Complicating this decision are erroneous expectations as to the potential benefits of stimulant medication. Even when medication does work, it is still not a cure all.
Here are the facts:
|What Medicines Can Do||What Medicines Can’t Do|
|Decrease Activity Level ||Teach Good Behavior |
|Increase Ability to Sustain Focus ||Teach Skills |
|Decrease Impulsivity ||Motivate for Action |
|Decrease Reactivity ||Teach How to Deal with Feelings |
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