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How does ADHD medication increase attention and alertness? Why do stimulants and other kinds of medication for ADHD help with impulse control and hyperactivity? Use this infographic to learn how ADHD medication works in the brain.
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How ADHD Medication Works

How does ADHD medication increase attention and alertness? Why do stimulants and other kinds of medication for ADHD help with impulse control and hyperactivity? Use this infographic to learn how ADHD medication works in the brain.

How Do You Know If Your ADHD Medication Is Working?
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How Do You Know If Your ADHD Medication Is Working?

How Do You Know If Your ADHD Medication Is Working? This lovely woman received her ADHD diagnosis and prescription from one of the world’s most well-known ADHD physicians and yet she still didn’t know what to expect from her medication.

Optimal dosage is pegged to weight. Afternoon stimulants disrupt sleep. Increase your dose every two weeks. And other falsehoods about ADHD/ADD medication that may put your treatment plan on the wrong track.
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8 ADHD Medication Fallacies That Persist: Optimal Adderall Dosage, Risks and Interactions, Side Effects & More

Optimal dosage is pegged to weight. Afternoon stimulants disrupt sleep. Adderall causes high blood pressure. And other falsehoods about ADHD medication that may put your treatment plan at risk.

ADHD and Hormones: Symptoms in Teen Girls, Women

Women, Hormones, and ADHD

ADHD manifests differently during the course of a woman’s life. Here, we outline four stages — from puberty to menopause — and describe what’s happening hormonally to impact symptoms of attention deficit disorder.

What's the Best ADHD Medication? Strattera, Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta...
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ADHD Medications for Adults and Children: ADD Stimulants, Nonstimulants & More

Adderall. Vyvanse. Ritalin. Strattera. Concerta. The number of ADHD medication options is staggering, and finding the right treatment feels overwhelming at times. Here, an ADHD specialist explains the stimulant and nonstimulant options for adults and children in terms we can all understand.

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10 Things Your Doctor May Not Have Told You About ADHD Medications

Some ADHD medications wear off too early. Or suppress appetite. Or make you jittery. Here, doctors Larry Silver and William Dodson tell you what to look out for, how to adjust dosages, and when to switch prescriptions. Essential reading for any parent or adult with ADHD.

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Medication Managment in College

Find out how to help kids manage their medication in college. The key is starting in high school, well before they leave home, so they're comfortable with the regimen and practiced at making good decisions.

Adderall Dosage Myths and Other ADHD/ADD Medication Mistakes
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8 ADHD Medication Fallacies That Persist: Optimal Adderall Dosage, Risks and Interactions, Side Effects & More

Optimal dosage is pegged to weight. Afternoon stimulants disrupt sleep. Adderall causes high blood pressure. And other falsehoods about ADHD medication that may put your treatment plan at risk.

Consumer Alert: Three New Concerta Generics Enter Market

Consumer Alert: Three New Concerta Generics Enter Market

Three Concerta generics are slowly making their way into consumer hands, and already I’m hearing negative reports. This post provides a quick run-down. Please leave a comment if you have useful information.

Is Burn Rate Making Your ADHD Medications Less Effective?
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Is Burn Rate Making Your ADHD Medications Less Effective?

Allergies, food sensitivities, and metabolism could cause your ADHD medication not to work as it should. Here, learn how to find an effective dosage that works for you, whether by addressing genetic factors or testing for food allergies.

How Do ADHD Meds Work? Medication Monitoring Log

Free Resource: ADHD Medication Tracking Log

Learn to recognize the signs that your treatment plan is (or is not) doing its job — and how to solve common medication problems. Plus, use our easy-to-use medication log to track your symptoms over time.

Quillivant and QuilliChew Shortage Disrupts ADHD Treatment
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Quillivant and QuilliChew Shortage Disrupts ADHD Treatment

A manufacturing issue, first identified in November, has caused a supply shortage of two forms of methylphenidate produced by Pfizer.

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ADHD medicines linked to lower risk for substance use problems in adolescents, adults

The use of medication to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is linked to significantly lower risk for substance use problems in adolescents and adults with ADHD, according to a study led by researchers at Indiana University.

ADHD Parents' Medication Guide: What You Need to Know
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A Parent’s Complete Guide to ADHD Medications

Everything you need to know to help your child find the right ADHD medication — by learning how medications work, monitoring their effectiveness, and knowing when to switch to another medication if your child isn’t getting the best results.

ADHD Medical Insurance Battles: How to Cut Costs
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Doing Battle with Your Insurance Company

Insider tips on lowering ADHD costs by getting your insurance company to pay for medication, treatment, and other therapies.

ADHD / ADD Medication Side Effects You Shouldn't Tolerate
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ADHD Medication Side Effects No One Should Tolerate

ADHD medications sometimes make things worse before they get better. Common side effects include sleeplessness, loss of appetite, and tics — problems that no child should have to tolerate. Learn what to expect and how to adjust your child's ADD treatment plan for the best results.