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My 6 1/2 yr old son was evaluated today by a behavioural

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My 6 1/2 yr old son was evaluated today by a behavioural therapist and diagnosed as ADHD and the course of action was medication. I'm very concerned about filling kids with meds, and it seems an answer too readily given. Are there any real effective alternatives and what are they. Many thanks.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question

I'm really sorry but this is one condition where there is no alternative besides meds

the meds today are much better though with less side effects

I recommend concerta or vyvanse.

they work well and are well tolerated

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

please don't forget a positive rating. If you have more questions just reply