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Treatments for Residual ADHD

Treatment List for Residual ADHD

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Residual ADHD includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Behavioral therapy and medications
  • Current data suggests that carefully titrated stimulant medication (Methylphenidate, Dextroamphetamine) provides the best first-line therapy for ADHD. Behavioural therapy is useful in conjunction with medication to address issues such as social skills and academic performance. Treatments include:
    • General lifestyle changes
    • Stress reduction techniques
    • Dietary changes - aimed at reducing food additives, colourings and sugars. Some anecdotal evidence supports this, but to date, no trials have produced supporting evidence
    • Medications
    • Methylphenidate (Ritalin)
    • Dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine®, Dextrostat®, Adderall®)
    • Pemoline (Cylert) - rarely used due to rare but potential hepatotoxicity
    • Atomexitine (Strattera) - second line agent, classed as non-stimulant
    • Modafinil (Provigil) - currently used as a third or fourth line agent
    • Clonidine - mainly used for combined ADHD and Tourette's syndrome
    • Antidepressants - if there is any anxiety or depression associated with the ADD; or as a second-line treatment for ADD when stimulants fail
    • Supportive treatments
    • Structured classroom management
    • Parent education methods
    • Teacher education methods
    • Tutoring supplementation
    • Behavioral therapy
    • Psychotherapy
    • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
    • Social skills training methods
    • Support groups

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