Medications for the Treatment of ADHD
In this session, we will walk through the stimulant and non-stimulant medications that are most commonly used to treat ADHD including how they work, why we use them, and the similarities and differences between these medications. We will also review current guidelines for the use of medication in the treatment of ADHD. Lastly, we will look at some of the misconceptions surrounding these medications and the treatment of ADHD.
- List the different classes of medications used in the treatment of ADHD.
- Describe the role that medication can play in the treatment of ADHD
- Dispel at least 2 misconceptions about ADHD medications
- Lectures 3
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 92 minutes
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 120
- Assessments Yes
Good summary of the medications with supportive talk
This was a helpful summary of the medications. Q&A at the end was helpful to clarify a few issues too. The doctor speaks effectively, not too slow or too fast, and covers most of the current practice as far as I can tell (!). I appreciate the resource. Her attitude is matter of fact, which I like, and still engaging and personable. As an adult, I would like to hear from a doctor who treats more adults or has a more 50/50 child/adult practice. It's so tiring to always hear about parents and children when you've been diagnosed as an adult. Also, there are more issues for adults and older adults because of heart conditions etc, and these could be covered a bit better. As another thought, can we have a presentation about dealing with co-occurring mental health conditions? This talk mentioned ADHD and anxiety (which might be separate issues or one causing the other), but there's also a lot of depression and even autism spectrum issues. I'm really curious about treatment decisions in those cases and how they are made.