If you have just been diagnosed with ADHD as an adult, you might be wondering what to do next. The following are ten things to do after a diagnosis of adult ADHD.
Many people worry about whether to start medication for ADHD. They are concerned that the medication is addictive or dangerous. Stimulant medications for ADHD, such as Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta or Vyvanse can help to reduce symptoms. They are widely prescribed and have been found to be safe and effective when used as directed. There can be side effects, such as insomnia, loss of appetite, headache, stomach upset and dry mouth. Talk to your doctor about the pros and cons of these medications.
Learn about ADHD
Understanding how the symptoms of ADHD show up in adults can help you come up with strategies for your everyday life. Reading information about ADHD also reminds you that you are not alone – there are millions of adults with ADHD who are struggling with symptoms everyday.