Posted by jodee
on January 14, 2000 at 17:14:10:
My son has been taking Ritalin for 6 mos. He started at 10 mg and is now at 20 mg. We have not seen any improvement at all. In fact, his behavior at school is much worse to the point of being out of control. We have tried everything - reward, punish, organizational help, etc. for several years at our at our wits end. What is a typical dose for stimulants? Should we be looking at other medications? I've heard that a lot of the other medications cause so many side effects and that some require regular monitoring of vital statistics? Any advice?