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Yes, ADHD is absolutely treatable with medication. I will give you two approaches and you after information yourself you should talk to your physician who can prescribe the medication for you. If you do have trouble sleeping at night you should make sure to let your doctor know so that he can decide the best time of day for you to take the medication and whether you can handle the stimulant property to some of the medications available.
Most often, stimulant medicines are used to treat ADHD. These medicines are effective for people of all ages. But more research is needed on how adults respond. In general, stimulant medicines improve symptoms in about 70 out of 100 people who have ADHD. There are often quick and dramatic improvements in behavior. Many of these medications can be abused and adults can becoem dependent on them as well. However, taking medicine for ADHD doesn't increase the risk for substance abuse later. Some studies have found less alcohol and drug abuse in persons with ADHD who had taken stimulant medicines than in those who didn't receive medicine.
If stimulant medicines have bothersome side effects or aren't effective, your doctor might recommend a nonstimulant medicine such as Strattera, Clonidine or Intuiv. These medicines may be used alone or in combination with stimulant medicines.
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