As I have been working with patients in my practice, I frequently will hear questions about Attention Deficit Disorder, or ADD. The patient may think they have it, may have been diagnosed with it, or know someone with it. Immediately following this, the question as to the need for medication often springs up.
In this article, you will find sound research and explanation of the effects of utilizing stimulant medication in the treatment of ADD. I hope you find it helpful.
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