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Re: Agressive Behavior and Stimulants

Posted by Elizabeth on June 14, 1999, at 20:16:46

In reply to Agressive Behavior and Stimulants , posted by MelindaJ on June 14, 1999, at 12:34:36

Hi there.

I don't think you can say for sure, but there is a good chance that Adderall would have the same effect as Ritalin. On the other hand, they're not identical; I myself had a bad reaction to Ritalin but have been able to take other stimulants without trouble.

About the "rages:" I don't know if this applies to kids, but some adults have "anger attacks" which are usually handily treated by SSRI antidepressants (Prozac etc.). Also, did the Depakote help?

I know this is easier said than done, but it really would be preferable if both of your step-son's parents were involved in his treatment, regardless of the custody arrangements, since he is spending at least some of his time staying with you and your husband.

Best of luck to you....




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