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The symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may be difficult to define because, with each individual child, it is difficult to understand which behaviors are normal for the child and which require clinical intervention. The main behaviors that characterize Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are hyperactivity, inattentiveness, difficulty concentrating and impulsivity. Other characteristics of the condition include: being easily distracted, forgetfulness, inability to organize, becoming easily confused, struggling to follow directions, seeming to 'daydream,' or not responding when spoken to, fidgeting and squirming while sitting in one place, nonstop talking, being constantly in motion, impatience, blurting out inappropriate comments, and exhibiting emotions or behaviors without restraint or consideration of consequences. In order for a child to be diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), symptoms must present in at least two different settings for six months or more and must be determined to be out of the normal range in comparison with children of the same age group. While research has shown that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is not caused by sugar intake, excessive television viewing, poor child management by parents, or social and environmental factors such as poverty or family chaos, it has shown that such factors may exacerbate symptoms.

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Very hyper and emotional on Daytrana6/13/2013 at 04:47 PM
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Causes stomach pain/wears off sooner that 12 hours and teachers are still seeing impulsive/hyper activity later in the day. Dose is 30mg.6/13/2013 at 04:46 PM
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drift in and out12/6/2012 at 10:55 PM
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cant remember important things12/6/2012 at 10:54 PM
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moving all the time12/6/2012 at 10:54 PM
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I needed an adjustment period when I first started taking it. My irritability in the evenings was the worst, probably when it was wearing off. But, even then there were very good upsides too. I noticed an almost immediate and radical improvement in my ability to focus and get tasks done. Especially tasks that required a lot of attention to detail. Night and day difference! Currently, the side effects have pretty much mellowed out and are mostly unnoticeable. But it still helps me to focus, remember and finish tasks, even now. I really appreciate this medicine, has really helped me out. The biggest thing seemed to be finding the right dosage. under my Dr.s supervision and recommendation, I started at 10mg 3 times per day and worked up 5mg every couple weeks or so form there until I found a comfort level.9/9/2010
Worked, felt focused and calm. Lost weight. Wish it didnt make my hair fall out and cause anxiety! Had to stop taking, will go back to immediate release, lower dose, but that doesnt work as well.9/9/2010
Overall these are excellent. In the past I tried Stratera for 1 month until I became violent toward everyone around me for no reason. After stopping completely I remained that way for almost another whole month. This was a trial for a generic version so there may be more to this matter-they tried to get me to continue taking the pills even after explained this to their therapist. I also tried Walbutrin for about 3 weeks and was sent into a daze the entire time. No lingering of this after stopping.9/29/2010
A great medicine for short term... I had to take Prozac to counteract the depression and mood swings which helped dramatically. One thing with me and this drug is I coulnt skip days or dosages or I had severe mood swings.9/28/2010
It has helped her so much- especially in school. she went from not doing well at all to being one of the best behaved children in her class, doing great in every subject! she no longer has to be told to sit still, and refocused/redirected.9/26/2010

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