Let’s briefly talk about three ADHD relationship strategies—designed to counter three common challenges. If only my husband and I had a clue that we needed ADHD relationship strategies. If only we knew that ADHD existed.
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Living with undiagnosed ADHD, in a loved one or in oneself, can feel like being lost in the fog—often on a roller coaster. In fact, after the term roller coaster, the word that people most
With the introduction of a liquid and a chew, people with ADHD gained yet another novel way to benefit from stimulant medication. That’s increasingly important these days, as the Concerta authorized-generic (most recently distributed by
What are the benefits and limitations when it comes to using ADHD gene-testing to guide medication? That’s the topic of post 5 in this series: Genetic Testing for ADHD Medications. Throughout this 7-part series, we
Part 4 in a 7-part series on genetic testing for ADHD medications—from ADHD expert Gina Pera and her scientist husband, Dr. Goat
One factor to consider when aiming for that sweet spot of medication effectiveness: your specific gene variants that affect drug response.
That is, do your gene variants mean that you metabolize drugs slowly, normally, or very fast?
That’s where genetic tests can come in handy: They identify these gene variants—that is, variations on a common gene.
In turn, this information helps you to:
1. Determine what dosage you should start with, and
2. Decide the order in which medications should be evaluated.
This information can be especially valuable if you are
—Beginning drug treatment for ADHD,
—Considering changing to a different drug, or
—Introducing an additional drug to your regimen.
Note: Information from these tests will not be a “silver bullet.” It is simply a starting point. The last post in this series will examine how I might use my personal results.
“Gene-testing said that my daughter cannot take stimulants for her ADHD.” A reader sent that to me in 2015. As a result, the girl was taking only Strattera, at a “maxed-out dose,” and not experiencing