Treatment Options for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Background: ADHD Medications (1 of 2)
Psychostimulant medications (mixed amphetamine salts, dextroamphetamine, lisdexamfetamine, and methylphenidate) are prescribed to treat ADHD. These generic medications go by different brand names and come in different preparations.
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