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Wayne L. Klein, PhD

Neuropsychological Assessment of Children & Adults; Couples & Individual Psychotherapy Offices in Franklin, MA & Spaulding Center for Children, Sandwich, MA
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ADHD and Medication

 
Good management of true ADHD without medication is difficult.

Medication can often result in immediate dramatic improvement in many symptoms along with a rise in grades and improvement in social relations.

However, medication will not replace bad habits with good habits. Coaching - training - education is often if not usually necessary to optimize functioning.


Treatment of Preschool Age Children
American Psychological Association


Medication is never without risk.
Risks must be weighed against the costs of allowing an unmedicated child to fail socially and academically.


Concerns include subtle damage to dopamine neurons as well as sudden death. With regard to sudden death, remember that there may be more deaths from accidents caused by impulsivity in the untreated.