There are several approaches to treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Usually a multidisciplinary approach that combines behavior modification, life-style changes, counseling, and medication is considered most effective. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), in combination with school-based interventions and social skills training may help patients to control or develop alternate behaviors. The use of medication to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has been controversial among clinicians, teachers, policymakers parents and the media. Many have questioned whether over-medicating children may cause other problems like lethargy and a sense of being 'doped up,' while suppressing a child's normal personality development. Some also argue that there is not enough evidence to show the long-term effects of medication use on children. However, treatment with medication has shown to be the most effective and is readily used. Stimulant medications, including methylphenidate (Ritalin, Metadate, Concerta), dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine), mixed amphetamine salts (Adderall),dextromethamphetamine (Desoxyn and lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse) are the most popular. Risperdal is an atypical antipsychotic drug used off-label to treat the condition; however its side effects may outweigh the benefit of the medication. Other non-stimulant medications used to treat the condition include. Atomoxetine (Strattera) and Guanfacine (Intuniv) clonidine, and certain antidepressants such as tricyclic antidepressants, SNRIs, SSRIs or MAOIs.