ADHD

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Posted by: BMJ | 2010/08/19

Q.

Information on overtalking

I have 2 sons that both have adhd. My older son is predominantly imulsive - with some inattentive component and is on 36mg concerta and responding wonderfully to it - not problems.

My younger son (7) is the hyperactive, impulsive type - but has no concentration problems at all. His impulsivity and busyness is causing problems at home with his siblings and of course it is very frustrating for us to deal with. We had him on a trial of Ritalin.

We used 5mg - but found he talked non stop on the meds. He normally talks a lot anyway - but on the meds it is excessive. I cant seem to find overtalking as a side effect. I bought Dr Christopher Green's book on understanding ADHD and he lists it as a side effect. Do you perhaps know where I can find more information on this. My younger son is not currently on any form of medication.

Thank you

Expert's Reply

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ADHD Expert

Dear BMJ,

I have not heard of overtalking being a side effect, rather the opposite is often noted - that children become quieter and may even withdrawn.

the best I can offer at the moment is to do some research and post any findings I may come across.

Kind regards,
Delia

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Posted by: ADD/ADHD Expert | 2010/08/20

Dear BMJ,

I have not heard of overtalking being a side effect, rather the opposite is often noted - that children become quieter and may even withdrawn.

the best I can offer at the moment is to do some research and post any findings I may come across.

Kind regards,
Delia

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