Adhd Medication Plan

ADHD, it is nothing but Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. This is a disorder of brain. The affected persons will have difficulty in concentration and they will be hyper active in general.

There are many treatment options to cure this disorder. They are stimulants, non stimulants, diet, behavioral therapy etc. While planning our medication the below mentioned points to be kept in mind.

In monitoring treatments for ADHD, the improvements should happen in attention time, concentration, mood, memory, work perfection, motor coordination.

Symptoms or Behaviors that may decrease are daydreaming, hyperactivity, anger, defiance, oppositional behavior, impulsivity, and immature behavior.

To assess closely the effectiveness of any therapy for ADHD it is imperative to find out is there any improvement in the following behaviors or symptoms.

They are inattentiveness, academic underachievement, Fidgeting, Hyperactivity, Behavioralimpulsivity, Difficulty in getting sleep at night, Trouble faced while waking up, irritability for no reason, easy frustration for nothing, Bedwetting ,Dyslexia, Episodic explosiveness, emotional outbursts, temper tantrums, and persistent emotional negativity .

If the medication does not improve any one or all of the above mentioned symptoms, we need to either increase the dosage or change the medicine itself. We can also add one or more medicine along with the medicine that is in use already.

As per the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), For the past few decades, medications have been put in to use for the treatment of the symptoms of [ADHD] Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder .these medicines reduce the hyperactivity of many ADHD patients and improve their ability to concentrate, work, and learn.

The medications can also improve the physical coordination, like handwriting and performance in sports. According to the recent research conducted at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), these medicines can also make children with conduct disorder to control their hyperactive, destructive behaviors.

When patients experience an immediate improvement in ADHD symptoms, they often tend to think medication is the ultimate remedy. But we should always keep in mind that these medicines don't cure the disorder and they only temporarily reduce the symptoms.

Of course the medicine help people to concentrate more and complete their work, but the same medicine can’t increase knowledge or improve academic skills.This explains the need of other kinds of treatment and support like behavioral treatment, suitable diet etc.

Many experts believe that the most significant, long-lasting gains tend to happen when medication is combined with behavioral therapy, emotional counseling, and practical support by the parent and teacher. Many studies suggest that the combination of medicine and therapy may be more effective than drugs if used alone.


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