ADHD Shop - NEW!
What Is ADHD? What Is ADHD?
ADHD Symptoms
Adult ADHD
Causes of ADHD
ADHD Testing ADHD Test
Adult ADD Test
ADHD Treatments ADHD Treatments
Total Focus
Natural Remedies
ADHD Medications
Calm Hyper Child
Best ADHD Foods
Behavior Therapy
Behavior Charts
ADHD Coaching
Improve Focus
ADHD Resources Support Groups
ADHD Forums
Summer Camps
ADHD Schools
Celebs With ADHD
Myths About ADHD
History Of ADHD
About This Site ADD Treatment Ezine
ADD Treatment Blog
About Dr. Kensington
Contact Form
Advertise With Us
Privacy Policy

Subscribe To This Site
Add to Google
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to My MSN
Subscribe with Bloglines

Adult ADHD Medications

"This Is A Great Overview Of ADHD Medications!"

Adult ADHD medications are usually some form of mild stimulants. According to studies, they are successful for 70% of adults suffering from ADHD. Popular adult ADHD medications include Ritalin, Focalin, Daytrana, Concerta, Dexedrine, Adderall, Strattera, and Vyvanse.

In addition, there are a number of effective, non-stimulant ADD natural remedies available including Focus Formula For Adults, BrightSpark, Listol, Synaptol, and Attend. These natural supplements do not have negative side effects or addictive properties, and there are no withdrawal symptoms associated with amphetamine-based stimulants.

Other Medications

In addition, antidepressants are often prescribed with adult ADHD medications to treat ADHD, since those with ADHD are also at higher risk for developing depression, anxiety, and other conditions. (See article about the link between ADHD and depression.

Also, Clonidine, a high blood pressure medication, has been found to be useful in the treatment of ADHD. Furthermore, according to research conducted by Columbia University, those in recovery from cocaine addiction who also suffer from ADHD benefited from treatment with Wellbutrin. (See article: Wellbutrin Is Helpful For Cocaine Addicts With ADHD.

Important Tips

These medications should not be used alone, because any ADHD drug treatments should be part of a comprehensive treatment program that can include some combination of therapy, ADHD diet, exercise, yoga, meditation, coaching, and ADD natural remedies.

Studies show that combination treatments result in better outcomes. Treatment teams can include psychiatrists (who prescribe ADHD medications), social workers, other trained therapists/counselors, coaches, etc.

Also, it is important to note that psychiatric medications affect people differently. What works for your neighbor may not work for you. Often, dosage levels and medication times must be adjusted in order to find a proper balance.

adult adhd medications

As a result, it is important to attend regular medication monitoring appointments with the prescribing doctor. This is an opportunity to ask questions and report any negative side effects. If you feel your voice is not heard then seek one who will listen.

Do not alter doses, skip does, or stop taking medications cold turkey without first consulting your doctor as dangerous withdrawal or other complications can result. In addition, it is preferable to find a doctor or psychiatrist who specializes in treating ADHD rather than rely on a primary care physician.

Alternatives To Adult ADD Medication

Thee are effective alternatives to adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder medications. In my personal and clinical experience, the 30 Days To Better Focus program is truly inspirational. Created by an adult with ADHD, the author documents how she overcame her ADHD, graduated with a high GPA from a top college, and started a successful business. And here's the kicker: she did it all without the use of meds!

In addition, there are a number of methods to help ADHD sufferers thrive and succeed: See this helpful guide for how to manage ADHD. Also, check out ADD natural remedies, and adult ADHD coaching.

Back From Adult ADHD Medications To Attention Deficit In Adults
Back From Adult ADHD Medications To ADD Treatment


Get The FREE ADHD Treatment Newsletter!

Enter your E-mail Address
Enter your First Name (optional)

Don't worry -- your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you The Newsletter.