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Lenard Adler, MD, David Goodman, MD, Co-Chairs, APSARD Education Committee;
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ADHD Medications

ADHD medications are proven by research to be the most effective in both reliability and effect size of any other treatment for ADHD symptoms. Psychotherapy and alternative approaches are good adjuncts to ADHD medicine, but by themselves do not adequately address ADHD symptoms in adults.

Atomoxetine, ADHD and Executive Function Deficits

Atomoxetine and the Treatment of Executive Dysfunction ADHD Patients with Executive Dysfunction: Atomoxetine vs Placebo Studies Although they are not included in the formal DSM-5 criteria for adult ADHD, studies have shown that clinically significant executive dysfunction can occur in one-third to one-half of all adults with ADHD. Executive functions are a set of neuropsychological …

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Oros Methylphenidate, ADHD and Executive Function Deficits

Proven ADHD Medications for Adults – OROS-methylphenidate Many studies have documented that ADHD patients have difficulties with the type of complex brain processes neurologists call “Executive Functions” (EF). A 2011 study of ADHD in Adults for example found roughly 40% have executive function deficits (EFDs) (Biederman, et al. 2011). EFs help us organize our lives, …

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One Year on ADHD Medications

Fredriksen M, Dahl AA, Martinsen EW, Klungsoyr O, Haavik J, Peleikis DE “Effectiveness of one-year pharmacological treatment of adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): An open-label prospective study of time in treatment, dose, side-effects and comorbidity.” European Neuropsychopharm 2014 24: 1873-1884. This new study from Norway provides useful information about the long-term drug treatment of adult ADHD. …

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“Does Pharmacological Treatment of ADHD in Adults Enhance Parenting Performance?”

Waxmonsky JG, et al.  “Does Pharmacological Treatment of ADHD in Adults Enhance Parenting Performance? Results of a Double-Blind Randomized Trial.” CNS Drugs (2014) 28:665-677. This study examines the impact of pharmacologic treatment of parents with ADHD on their parenting performance.  It has long been observed that parental ADHD reduces the efficacy of parenting behaviors and …

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