Part 2 of the presentation deals with the day-to-day use of the 3 main classes of ADHD Medications. It starts with choosing among the more than 40 medications and then fine tuning that medication to optimal performance and minimal side effects. It will discuss the reasonable expected benefits but will also discuss the potential side effects and possible risks. Since ADHD co-exists with another major mental health condition in 70% of people with an ADHD nervous system, the simultaneous treatment of ADHD with other conditions (ex. bipolar, anxiety) and special situations (ex. pregnancy, menopause) will be reviewed.
- The participant will learn how to work with their clinician to get optimal benefits from their ADHD medication without side effects.
- The participant will learn how to avoid the many pitfalls that lead people to stop taking their medications
- The participant will learn that ADHD medications work well and safely in a variety of other diagnoses and life situations
Who: Bill Dodson, M.D.
Dr. Bill Dodson is a Board-Certified adult psychiatrist who was one of the first clinicians who specialized in adults with ADHD 25 years ago. He was named a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association in recognition of his clinical contributions to the field of ADHD (2012). He was recipient of the national Maxwell Schleifer Award for Distinguished Service to Persons with Disabilities (2006). He has written more than 120 articles and book chapters designed to help a lay audience better understand ADHD and its treatment. His book on the treatment of ADHD is expected in early 2024.