ADHD Medication 101: What Parents Need to Know
There’s little that instills more fear in parents than the idea of giving their child ADHD medication. That fear is built on a foundation of largely myths and fear-mongering, but it exists nonetheless. In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I’m sharing the basics of ADHD medication, as well as nuances and little-known facts I’ve learned over the years. This is the information I desperately wish I’d had when starting and trialing ADHD medications. This is the information every parent should have before they fill the first prescription for their child. * Please note: Nothing on this episode or in this post constitutes medical advice. I am not a clinician. Always consult your child’s doctor for guidance before making any medication decisions or changes. Enjoy!
Resources in this EpisodeNOTE: Some of the resources below may be affiliate links, meaning I receive a commission (at no cost to you) if you use that link to make a purchase.
- “A Patient’s Primer on the Medications Used to Treat ADHD,” by Penny Williams, ADDitude Magazine
- A chart of ADHD stimulant medications currently on the market in the U.S. from CHADD