Q. Will taking medication cure adult ADHD?

Answered by
Dr. Parth Singh
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
Published on Mar 10, 2019

Hello doctor,

I am just curious here. I fully believe I have adult ADHD, and being that I was diagnosed at 11 with it, would this help my case for medication with a psych?

Dr. Parth Singh

Psychiatry Psychologist/ Counsellor Sexology
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Both adult and childhood ADHD needs to be treated with medicines. Three medicines are the first line drugs used to treat ADHD namely Methamphetamine (Adderal), Methylphenidate (Concerta) and Atomoxetine (Strattera). The former two drugs are more effective in treating hyperactivity symptoms while the third is more effective in impulsivity symptoms of ADHD. Another drug which has been used with great success in the past is an alpha-2 agonist called Clonidine. It is also used in treating hypertension and urinary retention.

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