ADDitude ADHD Experts Podcast

Listen to “How to Optimize ADHD Medication to Achieve Better Symptom Management” with William Dodson, M.D.

Listen as William Dodson, M.D., explains how to work with your doctor to fine-tune your medication and dose for optimal performance and minimal side effects.

Hand holding plastic weekly pill or medicine box with Braille, the Language of the blind on white background
Hand holding plastic weekly pill or medicine box with Braille, the Language of the blind on white background

Listen to “How to Optimize ADHD Medication to Achieve Better Symptom Management” with William Dodson, M.D.

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A note about this webinar: This webinar is designed for both ADHD clinicians and patients.  Non-clinicians may wish to notify the ADHD clinicians with whom they work of this educational opportunity and share the audio and slide materials.

ADHD stimulant medications are effective, well tolerated, and safe. But there are two problems that prevent those with ADHD — children and adults — from experiencing all the life-changing benefits that they can produce.

The biggest problem is that many clinicians do not receive adequate training in how to use ADHD medication to get the very best result for each individual. The second problem is that it is often difficult for patients and doctors to objectively determine when they have derived the maximum benefits from taking medication.

The good news is that there are ways to assess how well ADHD medications are working and to optimize each medication to achieve symptom control. Research-validated, paper-and-pencil assessments, such as the Clinical Global Impressions Scale (CGIS), can accurately measure progress in treatment. Simple practice methods can likewise help to quickly find the best medication and dose for each individual person while minimizing side effects. This webinar will help you and your doctor get the best outcome possible from ADHD treatment.

Listener testimonials:

  • “Appreciate useful evidence-based medication/treatment information!”
  • “Excellent information!”
  • “Great insights.”
  • “This was so helpful to me. I have a son who just started college and went to a doctor on his own. He was prescribed an amphetamine. I feel more informed now. I’m looking forward to sharing the replay of this webinar with him.”

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William Dodson, M.D., is a member of the ADDitude ADHD Medical Review Panel.

This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on November 13, 2019. ADDitude thanks our sponsors for supporting our webinars. Sponsorship has no influence on speaker selection or webinar content.

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Note on audio quality: This podcast is a recording of a webinar series, and the audio has been captured from telephone conversations, not recorded in a studio. Register to participate in the live webinars at: www.additude.com/webinars/


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Updated on April 14, 2020

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