Some of my friends on Twitter have been following the ADHD Myth series here. I asked for their favorite myths.
From Mobile, Alabama, ADHD specialist James Wiley, MD, responded with one he hears a lot in his practice.
Let’s call it Myth #6: That’s a Lot of Medicine For a Small Person!
The dose of stimulant medication is not dependent on the size of the individual.
Sometimes little guys absorb the medication poorly and metabolize it quickly. So, they require higher doses than big guys that absorb well or metabolize more slowly.
I have 300-pound offensive linemen well-controlled on small doses and little gals on high doses! One size doesn’t fit all!