What are some effective, different treatments for ADD?

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ADD or the Attention Deficit Disorder is a more common form of the related disease called ADHD (Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). ADD and ADHD are disorders characterized primarily by inattention, distractibility, disorganized thoughts and perceptions, forgetfulness, procrastination and mental fatigue.

Treatment for ADD is categorized as drug and non-drug. For non-drug, doctors encourage the patient to undergo psychotherapy treatment. They found out that children diagnosed with ADD can be treated withattentive parenting and therapy sessions. As for drug medications, varying stimulants approved by the FDA are released in the market and are administered to patients. After the stimulants, anti-depressants are usually prescribed to control the inattentiveness and irritability. Another effective treatment is the use of psychostimulants, but this should be monitored carefully since it has known medical flaws.