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The Ultimate Guide to ADHD Medication

The Ultimate Guide to ADHD Medication explains everything you need to know about the medication options available, plus how to achieve optimal benefits and fix common side effects.

The numbers tell the story: According to the Centers for Disease Control, 6.4 million children ages 4-17 have been diagnosed with ADHD — and symptoms don’t go away after puberty. Roughtly two-thirds of children with ADHD grow up to be adults with ADHD. Today, about 8 million American adults have ADHD, though only a quarter of those have a formal diagnosis.

The good news is that there are safe, effective treatments for the disorder. The best ADHD treatment strategies are multimodal ones — combinations of several different, complementary approaches that work together to reduce symptoms. For many people, this ideal combination includes nutritional changes, exercise, meditation, and/or stimulant medications.

Experts know, from years of research and many studies, that stimulant medications are effective. They improve the core symptoms of ADHD — impulsivity, hyperarousal, and distractibility — in some 70-80 percent of the people who take them.

But how do you know if medication is right for you? That is where this free download comes in.

Here, find expert explanations regarding how to:

  • Know if it’s ADHD or a related condition
  • Determine the right medication and dosage
  • Monitor a medication’s effectiveness
  • Solve common medication problems — like side effects
  • Understand the differences between stimulants and nonstimulants
  • Work with your doctor to adjust medication or dosage

BONUS: Medication Chart

A breakdown of the most popular prescription medications used to treat ADHD — including formulation, compound, duration, and dosing considerations for each.

BONUS: Medications Savings Programs

Many people worry about how they will afford their treatment. This chart has links to available discount offers.

BONUS: Printable Observation Logs

Tracking forms, created by Laurie Dupar, PMHNP, RN, PCC, to help monitor your response to treatment.

NOTE: This resource is for personal use only.