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26 Sep 2011

New to ADD and ritalin
My 6 year old son in grade 1 was dx with ADD, and now on ritalin. From what I was told it works out after 3-6 hours. He gets it in the morning and in the evening he is very emotional and agresive - can it still be the ritalin? Does bio-strath really work for ADD? I don''t like ritalin, but will let him be on it till the end of the year and then need to change to something beter, any sugestions?
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ADHD Expert

01 Jan 0001

Dear Mommy,

Bio-strath will work for some and others not, unfortunately it is a trial and error process.

Regarding the aggression, some children experience a 'rebound effect' when the Ritalin wears off and become more hyper active than usual; this may be the same effect causing the emotional state in the afternoons. Please consult with your prescribing doctor as a change in dose can sometimes assist.

Kind regards,
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