The topic here is prescription Adderall. Specifically: Adderall is too often prescribed badly. Adderall effects on personality can include irritability, anger, lowered empathy, and self-awareness. Moreover, reckless prescribing patterns have intensified public and political
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Welcome to the Roller Coaster’s archive of posts about ADHD medications.
Perhaps no single area of ADHD creates as much confusion. These posts shed light.
Self-education is critical. But it’s far too easy to be intimidated—or, worse, to suffer from low expectations.
As an ADHD advocate and educator for 25 years, I’ve heard too many medication-gone-wrong stories. I believe you deserve better.
Self-education and self-advocacy are key.
My first book, Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.?, remains the only consumer book to detail a methodical approach to optimizing ADHD medication.
With ADHD Success Training Course 2: Physical Strategies, I offer step-by-step guidance on sleep and medication. The two typically work hand in hand.
This post reviews events in the news related to ADHD generic medication—as reported here at the ADHD Roller Coaster. Since 2009, I’ve felt it important to educate readers about generic ADHD medications. That’s when the
Ever get the feeling that something’s missing in your or your loved one’s ADHD medical care? It’s like there’s a piece of the puzzle that’s just not fitting right. Maybe several pieces, some of them
This post explores FAA policy guidelines on ADHD. Specifically, is it possible to be a commercial pilot while having ADHD and taking medications now—or at any time in the past—to treat ADHD symptoms? Originally published
Concerta manufacturer Janssen officially ended availability of its authorized-generic mid-January 2023, through its Patriot subsidiary. In this post, I explain what this might mean for Concerta users. I’ll also touch upon the concurrent reported shortages
Update 12/20/22: For years, consumers have been able to get the brand Concerta sold as a generic — that is, an “authorized generic.” That has ended. With the introduction since 2016 of about 20 cheap