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Articles on ADHD Medications for Adults with ADHD

 


For people looking for detailed clinically oriented articles (i.e., medical professionals), please see my ADHD Resources for Medical Professionals page. The articles below are for individuals with ADD.

Also take a look at my ADHD Medication Companies Websites Chart to go to the website of the companies that make the major ADHD drugs.

While these articles may be useful to you it is important to discuss medication with your doctor or psychiatrist to make sure that the medication you take is right for you, medication (s) and doses that works for other people may or may not work for you.

 

How to Reduce the Side Effects of ADHD Medications

Some good ideas on how to reduce ADHD medication side effects

 

Setting up an ADHD Medication Log

My suggestions on setting up an ADHD med log to track how your ADD medication is working and side effects. This can really help your doctor manage your medications better.

 

ADHD Medication NeurologyChannel

Goes over the different classes of ADHD medications, and the medications within each class.

 

Can Addicts Take Medication to treat their ADHD?

"Yes, but certain precautions must be taken to ensure that the patient not fall into a pattern of abuse." Pete's comment - Chose the meds carefully, such as non stimulants like Straterra, Wellbutrin or longer acting stimulant meds such as Concerta or Vyvanse

 

Children on Methylphenidate Less Likely to Abuse Drugs

Pre-teens who have been treated with methylphenidate may develop an aversion to abusable drugs, according to a team of researchers from Harvard Medical School. The Harvard study also rebuts arguments that treating children with stimulants such as Ritalin, Concerta or other medications containing methylphenidate may lead to later substance abuse.

 

Does Stimulant Therapy of ADHD Beget Later Substance Abuse?

A Meta-analytic Review of the Literature. By the Clinical Research Program in Pediatric Psychopharmacology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Harvard Medical School, Pediatrics 2003. Conclusion? No. They found it actually reduced the risk of later substance abuse.

 

Medication Managment for Adult, Children and Adolescents

From the National Resource Center on ADHD

 

Medication Chart to Treat ADHD

From ADDWarehouse.com Very good comparison chart of ADD meds. Lists drug name, form, dosing, common side effects, duration of effects, pros of the drug, and precautions.

 

Medscape's ADHD Center

"Medscape offers specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals the Web's most robust and integrated medical information and education tools. After a simple, one time, free registration, Medscape automatically delivers to you the specialty site that best fits your profile." This is their ADHD Section, requires free registration.

 

Medscape Search for ADHD

This allows you to search Medscape for articles on ADHD medications i.e., ritalin, straterra, concerta etc or just general medical research on ADHD. Requires free registration.

 

Psychiatric Medications Pharmacology

From Healthyplace.com. Lists description, pharmacology, indications and usage, contraindications, warnings, precaution,s drug interactions, adverse reactions, overdose dosage, and how supplied

 

Teacher Knowledge of Stimulant Medication and ADHD

From LDonline.org 2003.

This study was designed to assess general and special education teachers' knowledge, opinions, and experience related to the diagnosis of ADHD and its treatment with stimulant medication.

Results revealed that teachers had limited knowledge about ADHD and the use of psychostimulant medication.

Teachers' opinions about the effect of stimulant medication on school-related behaviors were generally positive, although special education teachers were more positive than general educators.

The survey confirmed previous research indicating that teachers were the school personnel who most frequently recommended an assessment for ADHD.

The results are discussed In terms of their educational significance and implications for teacher preparation and continuing education. VICKI E. SNIDER, PhD, is the coordinator of the Program in Learning Disabilities at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

 

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