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Penny Williams
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Medication helps approximately 80% of those with ADHD. When it helps, it can help tremendously. The key is adjusting repeatedly until you get just the right medication and dosage. Many people fall short in that phase and give up too early.

ADHD Medications Rarely Work Perfectly on the First Try

That’s stimulants for ADHD. If you think there’s something else at play, then that may require a different medication, like an SSRI or SNRI for depression or anxiety, for example.

The first step is a thorough evaluation looking at all struggles and all possible diagnoses, not just ADHD. Then you’ll have a clear picture of what treatments may help.

Who Should Evaluate Me for Adult ADHD?

Penny
ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Coach & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism