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Calm Your Hyperactive Child by Dr. Sabina Dosani

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Ten principles for fine-stimulant medication

Most children who take stimulant medication enjoy improvements. It can take a little fine-tuning to get the dose right.

Parents, children and professionals need to work as a tight team to make sure children are on the lowest effective dose of stimulants. These principles help you do that.

The vast majority of children with ADHD experience an improvement in symptoms when taking stimulant medication. When a trial of stimulants fails or is less than successful, it often makes sense to review dosing strategies and check that these are optimised. Doctors often find it difficult to predict which dose will give the best results. For each child, doses are tailored according to their size and age and also ...

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