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Hello everyone!

Thank you all for your posts. I read them almost every day and am encouraged by them. I am a 27 year-old female who has been recently diagnosed. Therefore, I have done substantial research on the topic of ADHD. However, there is one issue that no one can answer. Let me explain.

There are 3 basic types of ADHD:
1. Hyperactivity
2. Inattention-- "daydreamer"
3. Combo of both

I was wondering which you or your children had, and which medicines worked better for them. Methylphenidates (Concerta, Metadate CD, Ritalin LA, etc.) work predominately on dopamine receptors in the brain whereas dextroamphetamines (Adderall, Adderall XR, and Dexedrine) work on both dopamine and norepinepherine receptors in the brain. Strattera works predominately on norepinepherine receptors. Could there be a connection between what type of ADHD you or your child has and the medicine that works better for that type of ADHD?

Please tell us what type of medicine you or your child has been on, what type of ADHD you think you/he/she has, and the results of each. Thanks!





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