How does ADHD medication increase attention and alertness? Why do stimulants and other kinds of medication for ADHD help with impulse control and hyperactivity? Use this infographic to learn how ADHD medication works in the brain.
Should We Medicate Our Child? The decision to medicate (or not) is an agonizing one. Find answers to common questions, and factors to consider when determining whether to manage your child's ADHD symptoms with medication. (14 page slideshow with many parental reports.)
ADHD Medications and How They Work by Erica Patino - "Be prepared for some trial and error. It can take time to find the optimal mix of medication and dosage. Be sure to watch your child and listen to what he says about how he feels on the medication. Stay in close touch with your child's doctor and other clinicians to find the best solution for your child."
"Kathleen’s poor grades hurt her self-esteem, so we decided to try ADHD medication. She was upset about the decision, so I printed out a list of famous inventors, musicians, artists, and athletes who were diagnosed with ADHD. She lit up." See how one creative momma harnessed this insight into some beautiful reminders of ADHD's special powers (available to purchase and hang, we might add).