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

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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Medications

Authorized-Generic Concerta Medication Update

Having trouble receiving the authorized generic Concerta medication for ADHD — again?  Well, you’re in the right place. UPDATE June 3, 2024 —Most of the information in this post won’t help you to get Concerta

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ADHD medication Rules by Charles Parker, DO
Medications

All About ADHD Meds: Dr. Parker’s Guide

Only Harry Potter fans have awaited a book as I’ve awaited the book on ADHD medication treatment strategies from Charles Parker, DO. Nothing has frustrated me more in ten years of advocacy than hearing meds-gone-awry

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Genetic testing for ADHD medications Part 1 overview
Genetic-Testing To Guide Medication

Genetic Testing for ADHD Medications: Overview

People often ask me, “Gina, what’s the best medication for ADHD?” No one wants to hear the answer: “It depends.” These days, they also ask me about genetic testing for ADHD medications. That is, DNA

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