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.

Medications

Authorized-Generic Concerta Medication Update

Having trouble receiving the authorized generic Concerta medication for ADHD — again?  Well, you’re in the right place. PLEASE NOTE: Most of the information in this post won’t help you to get Concerta now. The

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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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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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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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Genetic-Testing To Guide Medication

But Who is Dr. Goat, Gina? Our Story

In case you missed it, my husband has ADHD. Diagnosed in 1999. He is also a molecular biologist with an emphasis in genetics. His former girlfriend is a neurosurgeon. But who connected his lifelong “issues”

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ADHD News & Research

ADHD and Obesity: Reviewing the Research

For years, ADHD experts recognized the link between untreated ADHD and obesity. As for weight-control experts and gastric-bypass surgeons? Maybe they missed the memo. Or, is it territorial protection? Let’s be charitable. Consider it one

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