When it comes to ADHD, we always try non-medication strategies first.
These include adjusting the classroom environment, additional learning support, strategies to help with organisation and behaviour management strategies. Medications aim for efficient function in day to day tasks, mainly at school. Stimulants are the most commonly used medication and your paediatrician may start at a low dose, and titrate it to get the most beneficial effect. There are non-stimulant medications also available. For children who are having significant difficulties in day to day life, even after implementing behaviour management strategies, medication is a useful, safe and effective tool.
For any queries, contact the friendly team at Townsville Paediatrics today.