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Re: Adderall and PDD

Posted by Anne on July 15, 1999, at 21:20:03

In reply to Re: Adderall and PDD, posted by ginny on July 15, 1999, at 19:54:29

> >First of all, don't get real hung up at the diagnosis at this age. Think more of drugs being for different target symptoms. Adderal is usually for the impulsivity and hyperactivity. If those are the biggest problems, there are other stimulants to try or different dosages. If other symptoms are driving you crazy, there are plenty of other meds. Go to your doctor with specific examples of the most problematic behavior. If he can't offer you anything other than stimulants, maybe you're at the wrong doc. I, too, have a complicated kid. I know some docs don't know what to do if it's not ADD. I call them "surburban ritalin pushers". Good luck. My son is now 12, and is on his 16th drug trial. We are finally in the right ballpark, but need to fine tune the drugs. How do you know this? Well, when symptoms are maybe 50% better. When more days look like what his best day is now. Good luck, it's a long, nasty road. But there are getting to be more and better people than can help. You're already ahead of the game by surfing the net.

Thanks for the info. Since my last thread, I have also found out that ADHD, combined type; and Severe Disruptive Behavior Disorder along with the PDD, is part of the total diagnosis. So far we are seeing very little results, but it has only been one month, so I am going to give it a little longer. How much time do you usually give to see if a medicine is going to do what it is supposed to? This is his first set of meds, so I am a novice at this!!




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