“How to Optimize ADHD Medication: Strategies for Achieving Better Symptom Management” [Video Replay & Podcast #277]

Episode Description


A word about this webinar: This webinar is designed for each ADHD clinicians and patients.  Non-clinicians might wish to notify the ADHD clinicians with whom they paintings of this tutorial opportunity and percentage the audio and slide fabrics.

ADHD stimulant drugs are efficient, neatly tolerated, and safe. But there are two issues that prevent the ones with ADHD — youngsters and adults — from experiencing the entire life-changing advantages that they are able to produce.

The largest downside is that many clinicians do not obtain ok coaching in how to use ADHD medication to get the very best consequence for each and every individual. The 2d problem is that it is incessantly tricky for sufferers and doctors to objectively determine when they have got derived the utmost benefits from taking medication.

These less-than-optimal outcomes have tragic consequences. Studies have shown that eighty percent of people that try medicines for ADHD are no longer taking them after a yr. In different words, nearly all of folks diagnosed with ADHD aren't getting the treatment they need and deserve when life-changing benefits are simply achievable.

The good news is that there are methods to assess how well ADHD medications are operating and to optimize each medication to succeed in symptom keep watch over. Research-validated, paper-and-pencil tests, such because the Clinical Global Impressions Scale (CGIS), can appropriately measure progress in remedy. Simple practice strategies can likewise help to quickly to find the most efficient medication and dose for each and every person particular person while minimizing unwanted side effects. This webinar will allow you to and your physician get the most efficient result conceivable from ADHD remedy.

In this webinar, you will be informed from Dr. William W. Dodson about :

  • What outcomes are conceivable from ADHD medication in youngsters, teens, and adults
  • How to know whilst you and your clinician have gotten all of the potential benefits from medication in controlling ADHD symptoms
  • How to paintings along with your clinician to fine-tune the medication and dose for optimum efficiency
  • How to work together with your doctor to set up unwanted effects so that ADHD medication will also be taken and tolerated for an entire life
  • What to do when the standard medication remedies (methylphenidate and amphetamine) don’t work well or don't seem to be tolerable
  • Why two classes of medication (i.e., both a stimulant and in all probability an alpha agonist) are every now and then needed to get complete symptomatic relief

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Meet the Expert Speaker

Dr. William W. Dodson is a board-certified adult psychiatrist who has specialised in adults with ADHD for the closing 25 years. He used to be named a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association in reputation of his clinical contributions to the field of ADHD (2012).  He was recipient of the Maxwell Schleifer Award for Distinguished Service to Persons with Disabilities (2006). Dr. Dodson has a consultative observe in Greenwood Village, Colorado, and is a member of ADDitude’s ADHD Medical Review Panel. Dr. Dodson isn't a expert to any commercial enterprise, however has consulted for Supernus Paharmaceuticals and Ironshore Pharmaceuticals prior to now. | See expert’s full bio »

Listener Testimonials

  • “Appreciate useful evidence-based medication/treatment data!”
  • “Excellent knowledge!”
  • “Great insights.”
  • “This was once so useful to me. I've a son who just started school and went to a physician on his personal. He was prescribed an amphetamine. I feel more knowledgeable now. I’m looking forward to sharing the replay of this webinar with him.”

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