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Hello, folks. My kid has been recently diagnosed with ADHD. His psychiatrist recommends treating with tricyclic antidepressants. I am still not sure about this. I would like to hear some other opinions before I make a final decision. Can you tell me what you think about this? I would really appreciate it.

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Hi, there. Trycyclic antidepressants have become more popular in treating ADHD. Some of them are: Imipramine and Desipramine. They are usually used in cases where stimulants are not effective. I don’t know if this is your son’s case. However, it is not quite known how these drugs act in children organisms. If you are not sure, you can always ask for a second expert opinion. I hope everything will be all right. Good luck with all! Bye!
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Hello. Tricyclic antidepressants are used for treating ADHD. Some experts think that this disorder is caused by dopamine and norepinephrine shortage in prefrontal cortex. These drugs block reuptake of above mentioned neurotransmitters and accumulate them. They are usually indicated when stimulants are not efficient anymore or when they are contraindicated. Tricyclic antidepressants treat better behavior than cognitive impairment. They help with hyperactivity and impulsivity. However, they are not so helpful with inattention. You should consider all these aspects. I hope I’ve helped a little.
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