How to Handle ADHD Medications
For Parents and Children Ages 15-18
This lesson about handling ADHD medications is meant for you and your child to read together. Plan for a time when you won’t be interrupted, so you can go through the discussion questions that are part of the material.
You didn’t choose to have ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder), and dealing with it isn’t easy. Some people may think that you’re lazy, not very intelligent, or that you can “snap out of it” at any time. That’s not the case. Here are the facts:
- ADHD is a real medical diagnosis.
- Experts feel that ADHD is caused by low levels of chemical messengers in the brain.
- Researchers believe that ADHD is genetic; it can run in families.
- Many people with ADHD actually have above-average intelligence.
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