When should a patient being treated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) be referred to a specialist or specialty clinic for drug rehabilitation?

Updated: Sep 09, 2021
  • Author: Maggie A Wilkes, MD; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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In this scenario, a patient is being evaluated and is not taking psychostimulants or is being re-evaluated for current psychostimulants and chemical abuse is noted. If the patient is taking psychostimulants and if the medications are being taken properly, a consultation call to decide whether the stimulants should be continued may be more appropriate than simply stopping them.


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