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dumpsterbaby2point0 t1_jdjcypc wrote

I’m a big supporter of ADHD meds (on vyvanse for 2 years now) but behavioural modifications and healthy coping skills learned in childhood could potentially eliminate the need for meds later on.


BeneficialElephant5 t1_jdjdkql wrote

Do you have a source for that? Genuinely curious just because neuroimaging studies have shown that starting medication at a young enough age can potentially reverse some of the structural and functional changes in the ADHD brain, effectively making it more like a non-ADHD brain,

So I wouldn't be surprised if early treatment reduces ADHD symptoms or need for treatment later in life, but I'd wonder whether that could be a result of the medication rather than behavioural modification.