The Straight Scoop On Medicines — ADD Tip o the Day 357

For many with ADD or ADHD the medications, ritalin and other stimulants (and a few others) are a great help.  For others, not so much.  I have not seen any problems with them, other than occasional mild side effects for  a few people.

But some people are anti- medication for their own reasons (reasons which I personally find difficult to understand).  Some of them will use “natural” substances as a substitute, and I think those may be  helpful to them, caffeine for example.  I hope so.

And some people say, “No, I want to do it on my own.”  OK, that may be choosing the hard way, but strategies can be very helpful, with or without medications – though the medications may make it easier to use the strategies.

A great post from Margaret covers the topic of the medications for ADD or ADHD in excellent fashion.  She is a pediatrician, treating kids, but all of her points apply to adults also.   Clik here

I can’t  copy Dana’s great post without permission, but here is the link, go to the dec. 23 message (tho a lot of the others are good too).  She takes a skeptical reasoned balanced approach clik


other posts:  clik1   clik2  clik3  clik4  clik5

ADD, ADHD,Adult ADD,adult ADHD,mediciines,medication,stimulants,drugs

This just about covers it!

About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. I just published my first novel, Alma Means Soul. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at, or (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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4 Responses to The Straight Scoop On Medicines — ADD Tip o the Day 357

  1. Pingback: Taking Medicines, ADD ADHD or Any — ADD Tip O the Day 591 | ADDadultstrategies

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  3. wish i did too. Havent been able to figure out at way to do it than i can manage, but still seeking.
    thank you for your comments
    best wishes


  4. Sure wish you had an audio book with your life strategies and tips. You have the most practical things that I’ve seen anywhere. Would love to be able to listen to it in the car and on my IPod.


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