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Date:September 23rd, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
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while I do understand that a meltdown is unpleasant (understatement here lol) to deal with, and allowing her to have one seems somewhat like playing with her emotions for your own purposes, I don't think allowing her to naturally progress through a melt down strictly for the purpose of observing and evaluating the effects of her medication will do any long term damage. Might be better to try it on a Friday night though, not a school night. I can't remember how long she's been on adderall, but my pharmacology text says that it can take a few weeks for the full effects to be seen so you may want to give it a while too. In my limited experience with adderall, the effects that I've seen were it took more to cause a melt down, they were of a shorter duration, recovery was faster and Colby (almost my nephew, adhd and "high functioning autism") is easier to divert at all stages of his melt down. However, it took Colby nearly 3 months to achieve the full effect, although there were immediate improvements of the nature that you just couldn't put your finger on. :)
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