What drugs - other than Strattera - are prescribed for ADD?
There are many drugs that can be prescribed to treat ADD/ADHD.
There are stimulant drugs that dramatically increase attention and
focus. Some of these are Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta, Provigil, to
name a few. There are SSRIs (seratonin re-uptake inhibitors)like
Wellbutrin and Paxil. These drugs improve overall well-being and
can diminish the symptoms of depression. Feedback on the efficacy
of these drugs for treatment of ADD/ADHD is mixed. There is also a
drug called Strattera, which is an adrenaline re-uptake inhibitor.
It works much the same way SSRIs work; preventing re-uptake of
adrenaline. Since all people react differently to medications, I
reccommend keeping a brief journal (great for us ADD/ADHD folks!).
I also recommend that you talk to your doctor, visit websites of
drug makers for a concise list of side effects, and continue to
visit the forums. I also recommend that you visit www.addvance.com
This site focuses on living with ADD/ADHD. It is primarily for
women and girls, BUT it has wonderful advice for men and boys, too!
I also recommend subscribing to ATEENTION magazine. Great for
families dealing/living with ADD/ADHD.