5 Signs It's Time to Find a New Adult ADHD Treatment
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Treating Adult ADHD: A Trial-and-Error Process

Before treatment, my patients with adult ADHD are really suffering. They can’t focus on their work, they’re distracted, and they have trouble staying on top of everyday responsibilties. They become easily frustrated, stressed, and anxious, and often lose confidence in their ability to get tasks done. This can lead to a very reduced quality of life. Fortunately, there are great treatments available to help control these symptoms, including medications, talk therapy, and executive function coaching, which helps patients learn better organizational and planning skills. The most effective medications for adult ADHD are called stimulants, and while they can truly change a patient’s life, finding the right one can sometimes be a challenge. I make sure my patients monitor their symptoms closely and look out for certain signs that they need to try a different drug.

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Dr. David Brendel

David Brendel, MD, Ph.D.

David Brendel, MD, Ph.D., is a board-certified psychiatrist and certified executive coach in the Boston area. View his Healthgrades profile >

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