ADHD Treatment Options

How should I approach my ADHD treatment plan?

How should you treat your ADHD? In this 8-part guide, you’ll find expert answers to your questions that will help you make key decisions about ADHD treatment.

OPTIONS: What ADHD treatment options should I consider?

A: The same treatments used for kids with ADHD also treat adults. For most people, it’s a combination of medicine, behavior strategies, life skills training, and… | Keep reading on WebMD »

MEDICATIONS: What medication classes are used to treat ADHD in adults?

A: Doctors can choose from many types of drugs to control symptoms of the disorder. You and your doctor will work together to figure out which medication is right for you, along with… | Keep reading on WebMD »

STIMULANTS: Should I consider using a stimulant medication to treat my ADHD?

A: Stimulant drugs are the treatment most often used for ADHD, easing symptoms in about 70% of adults and 70% to 80% of children. They tend to cut down on… | Keep reading on WebMD »

TIMING: How long will it take for me to feel the effects of ADHD medication?

A: Stimulant ADHD medications are effective as soon as they cross the blood-brain barrier, which takes 45 to 60 minutes. Consequently… | Keep reading on ADDitude »

NON-STIMULANTS: Under what circumstances would I consider using a non-stimulant medication to treat my ADHD?

A: Stimulant medications are usually a doctor’s first choice for treating ADHD, but they’re not for everyone. They can cause bad side effects for some people. For others, they just… | Keep reading on WebMD »

BEYOND MEDS: Should I complement an ADHD medication with other therapies or treatments?

A: Treating adult ADHD isn’t as simple as popping a daily pill. ADHD is different for everyone, so there’s no single treatment for all. Your care plan will depend on many things, including… | Keep reading on WebMD »

FIRST-PERSON: “Eureka! Adderall Gave Me a Whole New Life”

“Instead of lazing on the couch, I wrote. I offered to help with dinner, and I threw in some laundry. I wasn’t frenetic, a tooth-grinding maniac. I felt normal. I got stuff done, the way neurotypical people do.” | Keep reading on ADDitude »


FREE DOWNLOAD: ADHD Medications: Comparison Chart

Quickly compare the formulation, duration, and more for the most popular ADHD medications. | Download now on ADDitude »

FREE DOWNLOAD: Alternative ADHD Treatment Guide

Lean about the benefits and risks of alternative treatment options like neurofeedback, nutrition, supplements, and more. | Download now on ADDitude »

8-Part Guide to ADHD Treatment in Adults, from WebMD x ADDitude:

> DECISION 1: How should I approach my ADHD treatment plan?
DECISION 2: Should I treat my ADHD symptoms with medication?
DECISION 3: How can I address the side effects associated with ADHD medication use?
DECISION 4: How should I integrate nutrition into my ADHD treatment plan?
DECISION 5: How should I integrate exercise & mindfulness into my ADHD treatment plan?
DECISION 6: What therapies should I integrate into my ADHD treatment plan?
DECISION 7: How and when should I adjust my ADHD treatment plan for optimal benefit?
DECISION 8: How should I adjust my ADHD treatment plan if I have comorbid conditions?