Medication Management with Dr. Dodson: How to Use and Adjust Stimulants Safely

Replay this free expert webinar with William Dodson, M.D., and download the expert slides.
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Watch the free replay of the webinar How to Use and Adjust Stimulants Safely with William Dodson, M.D., which originally aired Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 and download the expert slides.

A note about this webinar: This webinar is part of a series designed for ADHD clinicians. Although all are welcome to attend, non-clinicians may want to notify the professionals with whom they work of this opportunity as well as share the audio and slide materials with them after the presentation.

Most ADHD diagnoses are quickly followed by a prescription for stimulant medication, the widely recognized first-line treatment for ADHD symptoms. Yet many clinicians receive little training in how to use these medications effectively. If a patient has a less than ideal experience when starting medication (troubling side effects, for example), and the clinician doesn’t respond quickly, he or she is unlikely to continue taking it faithfully.

Clinicians and patients can ensure safe, consistent treatment by learning the following in this webinar...

> Why stimulants are the treatment of choice, not the last resort, for ADHD

> Which ADHD impairments respond to medication and which don’t

> How to prescribe the right dosage of stimulant for the patient

> How to adjust the dose to maximize benefits and minimize side effects

> The benefits of amphetamine formulations versus methylphenidate formulations

> Why extended-release forms of stimulants work best for patients

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About the Expert Speaker

William Dodson, M.D., is a board-certified psychiatrist who has specialized in adults with ADHD for the last 22 years. A former faculty member at Georgetown University and University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Dr. Dodson is a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and member of ADDitude's Medical Advisory Board. Dr. Dodson is a regular columnist in ADDitude magazine and contributor to

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