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Penny Williams

The best practices for ADHD medication is to start at the lowest dose and increase only if and when needed. ADHD medications are not dosed like pain relievers — they’re not dosed by size or age. Instead, an effective dose of a stimulant is determined by an individual’s brain chemistry, metabolism and genetics. So, 20 mg of Vyvanse might actually be your perfect dose. đŸ˜‰

A Patient’s Primer on the Stimulant Medications Used to Treat ADHD

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