Your ADHD Medication Questions, Answered!

When it comes to treating attention deficit, good information is the best medicine. An expert answers all your ADHD medication questions.

How Do You Determine the Correct Dose?

Start with the lowest dose of stimulant medication, increasing it periodically. Continue to increase the dose, as long as the target symptoms improve without side effects. At some point, however, you'll increase the dose and won't see further improvement. At that point, the previous dose is the optimal dose.
When working with small children who have difficulty giving feedback, clinicians use scales (the Connor global index scale, for instance), which compare the ADHD patient to non-ADHD children of the same gender and age.
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