Medications

ADHD medication management at Gina Pera's ADHD Roller Coaster blog

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.

ADHD News & Research

The Tragic Truth Of Prescription Adderall, or “Madderall”

The topic here is prescription Adderall. Specifically: Adderall is too often prescribed badly.  Adderall effects on personality can include irritability, anger, lowered empathy, reduced self-awareness, and even mania.   Moreover, reckless prescribing patterns have intensified

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ADHD News & Research

10,000 Toddlers Medicated for ADHD? Part 1

To the uninitiated, it sounds horrifying: Toddlers medicated for ADHD!  They’re drugging babies! Yet, if you understand the ADHD-associated range of physical symptoms—and physical risks—the reasons are obvious. If you still believe ADHD is a

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Why is my vyvanse not working? Vyvanse patent expired and FDA quickly approved 14 generics
ADHD News & Research

Vyvanse Generics Roll Out — And Disappoint

The new Vyvanse generic products hit the market in August 2023, shortly after the U.S. patent for Vyvanse expired. The FDA had quickly cleared 14  generic manufacturers, and readers soon started reporting their experiences with

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Generic medication investigation
ADHD News & Research

“Bottle of Lies” Exposes Generic Drugs

The generic drugs industry makes headlines this month. That’s thanks to the investigations of journalist Katherine Eban. She is the author of Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom.  Generic drugs are

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ADHD News & Research

PBMs Restrict Access to ADHD Medications

Meet a powerful player in the “How Can I Get my ADHD Medication” game: Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs). Few consumers know about them. Yet, they represent a huge and growing factor in limiting access to

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