Atomoxetine is a non-stimulant drug; it doesn't stimulate the release of brain chemicals, but it decreases their elimination. It may be used in the treatment of patients with a history of- or tendency towards substance abuse as well as people with tics and individuals with multiple mental health disorders. It's sometimes used as a second treatment option, if stimulant therapy is not effective from the start or if it started out productive but then stopped working. It is important to mention that it is less efficient in reducing the symptoms than stimulant drugs.
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