Commonly Prescribed Medication for Treating ADHD
- Amphetamine Compounds
Used to treat symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Improve attention, help control depression, other conditions.
Antidepressants (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, or SSRIs)
Used to treat depression, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive behavior. Not used if only ADHD is present.
Clonidine calms, improves frustration tolerance and reduces aggression.
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