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ADHD

Question
Posted by: | 2019/05/10

Q.

Is it okay to stop Neucon over the weekends?

My 12 year old is using Neucon - Can I NOT give to him over weekends? Is it detrimental to the effectiveness?

Expert's Reply

A.

ADHD Expert
- 2019/05/21

Previously the thought was that it is acceptable to give "breaks" from medication during weekends and holidays. However, bear in mind that teenagers are MORE impulsive during weekends and holidays - which can lead to complications. Therefore, if he does not experience severe side-effects or really struggle to eat and gain weight, it is recommended to treat continuously. Also, if we treat continuously, we give a child a better change of "outgrowing" ADHD as the medication supports the neuroplasticity of the brain.

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