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How Is ADHD Treated?

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a behavioural disorder that manifests itself through symptoms such as hyperactivity, inability to focus and inattentiveness. Symptoms are usually present at an early stage in the patient’s life and may sometimes improve as they get older, however some adults diagnosed as children continue to experience problems.

Treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder helps relieve the symptoms and make the condition much less of a problem for a patient in their daily life.

ADHD is usually treated using medication but combining therapy along with the medication often achieves better results. ADHD treatment is prescribed by a specialist, such as a pediatrician or psychiatrist, although the condition may also be monitored by a GP.

Various types of amphetamines, that belong to a group of medicines referred to as stimulants, are the most commonly used medications for ADHD. They work by increasing activity in specific areas of the brain, particularly those that play a role in controlling attention and behaviour.