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ADHD Handouts

Helping kids talk about living with ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD is a lifelong condition.  After a diagnosis, families often feel upset, worry, overwhelm, or even relief. Chances are if kids are hyperactive or impulsive, others may have noticed challenges at school or daycare. Sometimes, parents worry about how hard it is to get their child to pay attention, have …

ADHD Handouts

ADHD Medication Handout: Clonidine

This is my fifth installment for my ADHD Medication and Behavior series! This time we are focusing on Clonidine, another alpha-2-adrenergic agonist medication used as a second line agent for ADHD treatment. This is similar to guanfacine, which I blogged about a few days ago and available here. The difference between these two medications are …

ADHD Handouts

ADHD Medication Handout: Guanfacine

Happy new year! Sorry for the lag in posting. The holidays hit, which was followed by a busy grant submission cycle so I was unable to get back to blogging! As part of my ongoing family friendly handouts for ADHD and behavior, I have the fourth installment with Guanfacine, an alpha-2-agonist medication. This medication is …

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ADHD Medication Handout: Methylphenidate

For those of you reading my series of Medication & Behavior Handouts for Patient Education for the first time with this post, please make sure to read my first one (ADHD Medication Handout: Atomoxetine) to review the background of what to keep in mind when starting a medication for behavior. One of the most commonly …

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