By James Lake, MD Many individuals diagnosed with ADHD use alternative therapies alone or together with stimulants or other prescription medications. Growing concerns about inappropriate prescribing or over-prescribing by physicians of stimulant medications and incomplete understanding of risks associated with their long-term use have led to increasing acceptance of many complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies. Surveys […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Devon Frye, Anni Layne Rodgers There are more treatment options available for ADHD than ever before. Which ones are people using, and are they finding them effective? We wanted to find out the answers, so we asked you, our readers, in an exclusive ADDitude survey. What we discovered from the more than 4,000 responses […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
You can treat the symptoms of adult ADHD with medications, counseling, or both. You’ll work with your doctor to figure out what’s best for you. ADHD is different for everyone, so there’s no one treatment for all. Your treatment plan will depend on lots of things, including how the disorder affects your life, other conditions […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Stephanie Stahl PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — An unlikely treatment for women who have trouble with memory and focus, related to hormones. Leigh Costigan says her recent wedding was flawless a result of careful planning. She credits remembering all the details to a drug she and her new husband now joke about. “He teases me […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
by Gina Pera – for ADDitude Magazine Many adults still encounter professionals whose knowledge of medication management is spotty, including psychiatrists who claim special expertise. Be a smart health-care consumer, and learn as much as you can about any medication before you start taking it. In the meantime, if your prescribing physician makes any of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Must watch CNN Interview In this News video, CNN interviews Prof. Stephen Hinshaw on why he is re-examining a 20-year-old study promoting prescription drugs to combat ADHD effects. Professor Hinshaw responds to the ongoing controversy regarding the question of over diagnosis and over prescription of ADHD medications for children and adults with ADHD. In […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Source: Web MD If you have adult ADHD, medications can bring about huge improvements in your life, restoring your focus and giving you back a feeling of control. But for some people, these drugs come with a price – side effects. Most of the time, ADHD medication side effects are mild — like upset stomach […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Tips to Reduce ADHD Medication Side Effects in Adults
When it comes to treating attention deficit, good information may be the best medicine. An expert answers all your ADHD medication questions. by William Dodson, M.D. Everyone gets a little nervous when the doctor reaches for his prescription pad and rips off a sheet to prescribe ADHD medication. So many questions, and so little time. Is the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.