WHAT ARE REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS AFTER STARTING ADHD TREATMENT?


Families are evaluated for multiple diagnoses and/or disorders when being seen at Connections. At times, we receive a lot of questions about what to expect after we begin our management plan. Hopefully, the following information will help individuals understand what to expect after we have started our road to managing ADHD and/or other coexisting disorders and what not to expect in order to avoid disappointments.

  • Possible side effects from medication include stomach aches, headaches, sleep problems, sadness and decreased appetite. We see these side effects improve over time with consistent medication and eating nutritional meals to counteract some of the side effects.

Expectation: If my child eats breakfast at school, then they should be good to go for the morning to prevent the burning stomach ache or nagging headache at 9 a.m.

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