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  • Methylphenidate
  • Dextroamphetamine
  • Amphetamine Compounds

Used to treat symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Antidepressants (Tricyclics)

  • Imipramine
  • Desipramine
  • Nortriptyline

Improve attention, help control depression, other conditions.

Antidepressants (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, or SSRIs)

  • Fluoxetine
  • Fluvoxamine
  • Citalopram
  • Paroxetine
  • Sertraline

Used to treat depression, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive behavior. Not used if only ADHD is present.


  • Clonidine
  • Others

Clonidine calms, improves frustration tolerance and reduces aggression.


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