How can I improve treatment outcomes for patients with ADHD and comorbid diagnoses?
Treating a patient with ADHD is a complex and nuanced process. This 7-part guide highlights key considerations and decisions clinicians face along the way.
COMPLEX TREATMENT: How should clinicians approach treatment for patients with ADHD and comorbid conditions?
A: As clinicians, we must expect that adults with ADHD will come to us with complex presentations… | Keep reading on ADDitude »
PEDIATRIC COMORBIDITIES: How should clinicians adjust pharmacological treatment for children with ADHD and comorbidities?
A: Though stimulant medication, paired with behavioral therapy, is the first-line treatment for ADHD in children, contraindications and side effects may limit their use. For example, depression and anxiety can worsen… | Keep reading on ADDitude »
ADHD + DEPRESSION: What is the recommended approach for treating ADHD with depression?
A: Options for patients include an array of psychological and psychopharmacological treatments, along with newer, cutting-edge approaches… | Keep reading on ADDitude »
ADHD + EATING DISORDERS: How should clinicians adjust treatment approaches for patients with ADHD and comorbid eating disorders?
A: Treat both ADHD and the eating disorder together and don’t discount the relevance of ADHD symptoms in driving the eating disorder. ADHD has to be treated in order to unlock effective ED treatment… | Keep reading on ADDitude »
ADHD + EFD: How is executive dysfunction related to ADHD, and how should it be treated?
A: The FDA does not allow prescriptions for stimulants to be phoned into a pharmacy or refills to be added to prescriptions — and this adds to the burden of treating patients who take them… | Keep reading on Medscape »
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7-Week Guide to Treating ADHD, from Medscape x MDedge x ADDitude:
DECISION 1: What should I consider to develop a comprehensive ADHD treatment plan?
DECISION 2: What medications and other approaches should I turn to as first-line treatments for ADHD?
DECISION 3: How can I decide which ADHD medication to prescribe first?
DECISION 4: What challenges and side effects should I anticipate from ADHD medications, and how should I address them?
> DECISION 5: How can I improve treatment outcomes for patients with ADHD and comorbid diagnoses?
DECISION 6: What dietary, behavioral, or other complementary interventions should I recommend to patients with ADHD?
DECISION 7: How should I follow up with patients with ADHD, and what should we discuss during these checkups?