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Why Adults with ADHD Abandon Medication — and How to Improve Treatment Outcomes
Organizer: ADDitudeCost: FREE!
EXPERT: William Dodson, M.D., LF-APA
ADHD medication has been the cornerstone of ADHD treatment since the condition was first recognized more than a century ago. The stimulants and the alpha agonists are some of the most effective treatments in medicine and, if properly fine-tuned, they have virtually no side effects.
Yet the vast majority of adults who start ADHD medication stop taking it within a year. It isn’t that ADHD medication doesn’t work. The response rate is more than 85 percent. The reasons for poor follow-through have to do with the nature of ADHD itself. People forget to fill the next prescription and never get back in treatment. In addition, many adults with ADHD are reluctant to take ADHD medication because of persistent myths surrounding its safety and side effects.
In this webinar, you will learn the following:
- How research confirms the effectiveness of medication in managing ADHD symptoms
- How to fine-tune ADHD medication to avoid side effects
- Why is it so difficult for individuals with ADHD to stick with medication
- Education and strategies for overcoming medication reluctance and lack of adherence
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