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How is treatment of adults with ADHD different than that of children with ADHD?

sara asked this
March 26, 2012 at 10:55 AM



There isn't much difference except in the amount of medication prescribed. As you might imagine, adults are typically prescribed higher dosages than children.

Outside of prescription treatments though, treatment like behavioral training would be tailored to the lifestyle of the person receiving it. For an adult, it would be learning strategies to use at work while for kids it would include learning strategies to use at school.

Erin Froehlich answered
March 26, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Adults typically have better insight into their ADHD, so they are better able to incorporate behavioral changes. I have several blogs that talk about strategies that help. From a medication standpoint, Erin is right on, in that the same medications are used for adults and children.

Dr. Jeff Chamberlain, MD Health Coach answered
March 27, 2012 at 7:59 PM
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