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My child is turning 2 in a week. About four months ago a doctor diagnosed him with adhd. He is very hyperactive, and this behavior is causing him to endanger himself. I'm very concerned about the medications used to treat this disorder for a child his age.They have already suggested Ritalin and Adderall (adderrall). I'm also concerned with his well-being if I don't act. What do you suggest?
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Dear Karry,

It is unusual both to diagnose ADHD in such a young child and to treat with medication. However, there are relatively rare instances when this does occur. One such instance is when the child's level of hyperactivity is so severe that injuries can happen.

Since the situation is unusual, it might be wise to seek a second opinion.

If medication is recommended, Dexedrine is often preferred over Ritalin in very young (i.e., pre-school) children.
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