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Re: Strattera
Jan 1, 2008
First, I have to say that it isn't the school shrink's job to recommend a medication. Most likely, the school shrink is a psychologist, NOT a psychiatrist. Psychologists are not qualified to prescribe medication.

Strattera is a funny drug. For some, it works very well for concentration but not hyperactivity. For others (including my ADHD son), it works just the opposite. For us, it worked beautifully for his hyperactivity but did almost nothing to help his concentration.

Talk to your child's psychiatrist. Strattera might be a possiblity. Combining Strattera with Concerta might be a possibility. Simply increasing the dosage of Concerta might be a possibility. You need an MD to make that decision; not the school psychologist.

In any case, good luck to you.
Re: Strattera
Jan 18, 2008
[QUOTE=index.html;3370524]First, I have to say that it isn't the school shrink's job to recommend a medication. Most likely, the school shrink is a psychologist, NOT a psychiatrist. Psychologists are not qualified to prescribe medication.

Strattera is a funny drug. For some, it works very well for concentration but not hyperactivity. For others (including my ADHD son), it works just the opposite. For us, it worked beautifully for his hyperactivity but did almost nothing to help his concentration.

Talk to your child's psychiatrist. Strattera might be a possiblity. Combining Strattera with Concerta might be a possibility. Simply increasing the dosage of Concerta might be a possibility. You need an MD to make that decision; not the school psychologist.

In any case, good luck to you.[/QUOTE]

A psycholgist may not have the ability to prescribe medicine, but that doesn't mean they don't know what is out there, how it works, and what they have observed to work best.





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