Managing Treatment

How should I follow up with patients with ADHD, and what should we discuss during these checkups?

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.

FOLLOW-UP: How should a clinician follow up with a patient being treated for ADHD?

A: Like diabetes or hypertension, ADHD is not an illness for which one can hand the patient a prescription for pills and assume recovery is automatic… | Keep reading on Medscape »

COLLABORATIVE CARE: How can collaborative care models improve care for patients with ADHD?

A: This model – wherein primary care providers, case managers, and psychiatrists work as a team to care for and monitor patients – effectively resolves many common barriers to quality… | Keep reading on ADDitude »

DIVERSION: How can clinicians educate patients about the danger of drug diversion?

A: Doctors can provide printed or video material explaining the legal and health risks associated with sharing or selling stimulants… | Keep reading on ADDitude »

TREATMENT RELUCTANCE: Why might a child resist ADHD treatment, and how can clinicians address medication aversion?

A: When someone refuses to even consider change, your best strategy is to show him empathy and normalize the situation. Instead of driving him into an even more defensive posture… | Keep reading on ADDitude »

POSITIVE PSYCHIATRY: How does positive psychiatry benefit ADHD patients in the long run?

A: Incorporating positive psychiatry is best viewed as the creation of a supplementary toolbox that allows clinicians an expanded set of focus areas to help patients achieve a more robust and sustained response to treatment… | Keep reading on MDedge »


How to Get, Afford, and Refill Your Prescriptions With Minimum Hassle

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CBT and DBT for ADHD: How Talk Therapies Reduce Symptoms and Boost Confidence

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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?