Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Medication Non Stimulant

ADHD is nothing but attention deficit hyper activity disorder. ADHD is a brain disorder .that happen to toddlers, children, teens and adults. The affected persons will be hyperactive and will have very little patience.

They cannot perform any of their work well due to lack of concentration. These patients are generally treated by stimulant medications like Ritalin.

Some parents do not show any improvement with any stimulants. Such patients are treated with non-stimulant medications. The non-stimulant treatment possibilities are discussed below.

Anti-depressant medication is very much prescribed for persons with ADHD who cannot show no signs of improvement on stimulants. Dosage levels are essentially determined on a case to case basis.

As ADHD persons are poor self observers it may be helpful to brief a person with whom the ADHD person is close in order to note any improvement or deterioration in behavior after the medication changes.

The treatment of ADHD with anti-depressants does not necessarily mean that the patient is depressed. Antidepressants are used to improve the control of the patient's symptoms in addition to the treatment of primary depression.

Some doctors feel that the SSRI's have superior benefits especially with children because they cause less side-effects than older generation anti-depressants like tricyclics.

Desipramine is less prescribed due to some unexplained sudden deaths which appeared to be related to heart conduction patterns.Zoloft, Paxil, and Prozac, are the three important medications pescribed. Bupropion HCL (Wellbutrin) is also a good second-line treatment.

Busiprone (BuSpar) is a new anti anxiety medication which shows good promise in treating ADHD when psychostimulant medications are not effective. It also potentates benefits of the serotonergic antidepressants.

The side-effects of Busoprone are milder in nature than those of other medications used for ADHD. Each individual responds differently and uniquely to a specific medication.

The effective administration of a specific medication for any psycho neurological condition will still remain an art, rather than a science. It is noted that women with ADHD often report especially severe PMS.

Their spouses and children are very troubled by their exceptional irritability and impatience during this time of the month. Medications such as BuSpar are often extremely effective in relieving PMS symptoms.

Administration through a skin patch developed by Sano Corporation of a widely used anti-anxiety medication may provide a safe and effective treatment alternative for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

This is as per the results of a pilot study presented at a National Institute of Mental Health conference by Duke University researchers.


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