NOTE: I am not a physician or a psych. I’m simply a mom sharing the experience and knowledge I’ve gained on ADHD medications over the years. Please discuss all medication issues and questions with your child’s doctor. Don’t act on any information in this article without your doctor’s consent.
There’s a lot more to ADHD.
This is the third entry in my series: “All the Other Stuff they Don’t Tell You.” I devoted nearly an entire chapter to all the parts of ADHD that doctors, therapists, and teachers don’t tell parents about upon diagnosis, or sometimes ever, in my latest book, The Insider’s Guide to ADHD: Adults with ADHD Reveal the Secret to Parenting Kids with ADHD. There’s inflexibility, meltdowns, sensory processing struggles, executive functioning deficits, MTHFR, etc. That inspired this series of articles. Today I’m going to discuss something very confounding, but equally important for kids with ADHD and/or autism: MEDICATION.