One in ten children is diagnosed with ADHD. The cause of ADHD is still undetermined. The reason stimulants seem to help with symptoms is also a bit unclear.
Discuss your whole child with his doctor. It is important to talk about behavior, personality and general health. A combination of nutrition and behavioral health therapy may be enough to help your child.
However, there are some cases where medication is required because of the severity of the condition.
Founder and President of MedShadow Su Robotti joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss what you need to know before starting your child on ADHD medication.