Descanso Medical Center
for Development and Learning
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
1346 Foothill Blvd. Suite 301
La Canada, CA 91011
(American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Facts for Families No. 21; Updated Nov 2012)
(American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Facts for Families No. 29; Updated May 2012)
(American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Facts for Families No. 51; Updated Nov 2004)
(Note: For medications used to treat a specific diagnosis refer to that page under Resources (e.g. See "Resources - Attention" for articles/information regarding medications for ADHD / attentional issues)
Concerta - For treatment of childhood and adolescent ADHD. Focalin XR - Once-daily medicine for treatment of ADHD. Daytrana - (methylphenidate transdermal system), the first and only non-oral medication for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Daytrana, a once daily transdermal patch formulation of methylphenidate, is available in 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg and 30 mg dosage strengths. www.Daytrana.com
Lexapro - For treatment of depression and general anxiety disorders. RISPERDAL® - the first medication for use in children and adolescents with autism.
Vyvanse -(lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) The first pro-drug stimulant. A new once-daily treatment for ADHD.