Season 2 of Understood Explains: ADHD Diagnosis in Adults.
Today’s episode tackles one the most frequently asked questions “What do I need to know if I’m thinking about starting to take ADHD medication?”
Names: My first name my name. Roberto Olivardia. I’m a psychologist with more than 20 years of expertise in evaluating people suffering from problems like ADHD. I’m also a part of the millions who have been diagnosed with ADHD at an adulthood age. My job is to host your event.
My aim is to provide solutions to some of the questions that are frequently inquired about regarding ADHD diagnosis. After you’ve read this article, you’ll be informed regarding ADHD in general.
The process can take around 10 minutes, or just two minutes. The process will start instantly.
What is the process of administration ADHD medication is given? [00:51]
Before we get deep into the subject I’d like to make clear the fact that I’m a licensed psychologist. This means I’m not authorized to prescribe drugs. Psychologists are licensed to prescribe medications but in many states, psychologists don’t have the power to prescribe medication.
Furthermore, I’d like to be clear that I don’t receive any compensation by pharmaceutical companies to encourage ADHD treatment. I’m here to provide ideas to aid you when talking with your doctor to determine the most appropriate treatment option for you.
Okay, what’s the best way to make sure ADHD medication is effective? Two important aspects to be considered:
The reason is because ADHD creates a greater difficulty the neural cells communicate between themselves.
One thing to consider is that medication can aid those suffering from ADHD to achieve better. They can also assist in reducing levels for those with ADHD. However, they will not bring about significant improvements in performance for people who don’t have ADHD.
What exactly is”it mean”to “level the playing field”? To address this question in greater depth, I’ll employ an analogy derived from baseball. I’d like you to think of the brain as two cells. The one is the pitcher and the other one is a catcher. Brain chemicals are known as balls. They are also referred to as neurotransmitters. These are brain chemical substances that can transfer information between brain cells the next.
Three ways ADHD can affect the chemical composition that the brain produces:
Maybe there’s an issue between the pitcher or the catcher. My personal way of saying that there aren’t enough neurotransmitters in the brain to send messages to the cells for them to follow.
Another brain chemical issue is that ADHD can cause it to be more difficult for a player to grasp the ball. This could be due to the fact that the ball is always falling off the fingers of the catcher. (The Mitts function as what biologists call receptors. This cell is crucial for everything from the making of a successful COVID vaccine to finding the entry point into your home.)
Another kind of brain chemical issue could occur if it’s the ball is moved away from fields before the catcher has the chance to grab the ball. The pitcher has to capture balls that are left in the back, a process known as”reuptake. This is essential as the pitchers will not be able collect sufficient balls. It could also be for the process of recovering balls at a too rapid pace can result in the catcher does not have enough time to catch the ball.
ADHD medication can produce more neurotransmitters. This could aid pitchers in throwing more balls.
It also can stimulate receptors, allowing them to capture more neurotransmittersIt’s like sticking something inside the catcher’s mitt.
Certain types of ADHD drugs bear the title of a scared creature, called Reuptake inhibitors. What they do is slow down the chance of retrieving a ball from the pitcher, and ensure that the catcher gets an additional time during which to grab.
Does everyone with ADHD have to take medication? [03:39]
The answer is simple It’s not necessary to. If you’ve received the ADHD assessment, this does not mean that you have to be taking medication. In reality, the entire program will focus on alternatives to non-medicated treatments for ADHD.
On this show, I’d like talk about the various types of medicines and their effects on your body. I’ll also talk about the reasons behind why it’s crucial to work with your doctor to accomplish your goals like adjusting your dosage.
In addition, I’ll make the article more targeted to two distinct categories of people, like people who are considering taking ADHD medication and also those who aren’t sure about taking these medications.
What are the best drugs for treating ADHD symptoms? [04:21]
The use of medications can be extremely beneficial to the numerous people who suffer with ADHD particularly those with severe or moderate symptoms.
I’ve seen that medication have positive effects on my patients in a variety of ways.
A patient of a lawyer with an associate attorney I was told that before the diagnosis was made, he had ADHD the patient was able to spend just a few minutes to read without getting distracted.
He was required to work for all day long to complete legal briefs. This led to a decrease in his sleep, and also led him to drink a lot of coffee. This led to health problems.
Once he began taking the drug, it was amazing to realize that he was able to concentrate on his legal matter throughout the day at an unending. He just needed an hour of rest to get back to the track! The results were remarkable, and not just in his capacity to learn but as the handling of additional issues that came along with it.
The best way to look at medicine is to recognize that it’s an tool which can assist you in overcoming difficulties.
In relation to the tools and resources that are available in this toolbox I’d like you to know about the general anxiety that using ADHD medication can be perceived as “cheating.”
I’m aware of the fact that many people suffering of ADHD don’t like using medication since they believe they can manage their ADHD on their own.
Do you feel like this as you undergo treatments for diabetes or high blood pressure? You might be conscious of the foods you consume and the way you go about your daily routine. If you believe that insulin will aid your body perform better, don’t think of it as cheating, do you?
ADHD Treatment is not a scam, and it’s not fraudulent. It’s one of the many ways to get rid and control your ADHD.
What are the limitations which are an integral component of ADHD treatment? [06:05]
Despite the numerous amazing things it can provide ….
ADHD Treatment isn’t an all-encompassing one.
It may help ease ADHD symptoms, but it will not solve all your problems like organising your schedule or arranging your schedule.
Be aware that the pills you take won’t teach you how to do things.
ADHD medication isn’t as effective for people who don’t have ADHD.
There’s a good chance you’ve heard about the reality that ADHD medication is “performance enhancers,” but they’re not as powerful influencers for people who don’t sufer from ADHD. The medications are useful in helping you stay awake and able to perform at a high level however, it’s not helpful in improving the memory of those with ADHD or enhance their ability to perform or learn.