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.

“Brain-training” Games Ineffective for ADHD

Readers often ask my opinion on the various “brain-training” programs—computer-based activities that ostensibly improve brain functions in children and adults with ADHD.  My personal opinion is that I’ve seen no evidence that these games transfer

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An Update on Concerta And New Generics

UPDATE:  Janssen Quietly Ends Authorized-Generic Concerta Previous posts now contain dated information, but they still provide a good education on generics and unique delivery systems. Here are the most recent, but there’s an entire archive!

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ADHD medication research shows symptoms improve quickly higher brain functions take longer
ADHD News & Research

ADHD Medication Benefits Increase Over Time

A landmark study offers good news about the cumulative benefits of ADHD medications taken over time. Excerpt: Results showed that adult ADHD patients who received drug treatment for more than two years had fewer symptoms

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ADHD or bipolar?
ADHD News & Research

The ADHD and Bipolar Disorder Connection

This question comes up a lot: “How do you know if it’s ADHD or bipolar disorder?” And “Is there an ADHD and bipolar disorder connection?” My friend and fellow journalist-advocate John McManamy writes an excellent

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A Pharmacist Explains Generics and More

A pharmacist has written an informative comment to my last post on generic-same-as-brand Concerta. (Thank you, RL in Florida!)  I am re-posting it here to make sure more readers have a chance to read this

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ADHD Medication Guide
Medications

ADHD Medications Guide, Part II

  Welcome to this ADHD Medications Guide Part II.   Part I of this ADHD Medications Guide focused on common questions and answers, provided by longtime ADHD specialist Ted Mandelkorn, MD, of Puget Sound Behavioral Health. Here

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