ADDitude ADHD Experts Podcast

Listen to “How to Optimize ADHD Stimulant Treatment for Children and Adults” with Thomas Brown, Ph.D.

Tune in to hear Thomas Brown, Ph.D., discuss how to determine the “sweet spot” between too small and too large a dose, safely extend ADHD stimulant medication coverage from morning until evening, and manage the “rebound effect.”

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Medicine, opioid painkillers and prescription medicines concept with top view of orange prescription bottle of oxycodone and hydrocodone pills spilled on a blue background with copy space

Listen to “How to Optimize ADHD Stimulant Treatment for Children and Adults” with Thomas Brown, Ph.D.

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Many children and adults with attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD) find stimulant medications effective in managing their symptoms. Some find the stimulants less helpful or suffer from adverse side effects. Still others have trouble getting medication coverage when it is needed most — at school or after work.

Fine-tuning a medication to a person’s symptoms and body chemistry is a team effort. Medically speaking, a doctor’s repertoire of treatment strategies is typically limited to prescribing medication. Prescribers rely on parents and their adult patients to report any improvements, gaps in coverage, or negative side effects. Doctors use this information to determine the next medication adjustment, whether it’s changing the dose or switching to another medication. Working together will lead to the most effective treatment plan.

Listener testimonials:

  • “This was my first webinar on ADDitude. I am a parent just learning how to support my child with ADHD and this was very helpful. Thanks!”
  • “Excellent speaker. I appreciate the content you produce and the help it represents. Dr. Brown clearly is a wealth of knowledge!”
  • “Presentations are so valuable and incredible resources to share with others (I’ve introduced so many people to ADDitude!).”

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This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on July 23, 2019. ADDitude thanks our sponsors for supporting our webinars. Sponsorship has no influence on speaker selection or webinar content.

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Thomas Brown, Ph.D., is a member of the ADDitude ADHD Medical Review Panel.

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


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Updated on April 14, 2020

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