New ADHD Medication Rules: Brain Science & Common Sense Kindle Edition
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I then found a clinic that prescribed on a mg / kg basis (higher doses for adults than for children based on body weight), which led to a disastrous rise in my dosage to the point where I lost my mind and nearly my life.
What makes this so charged and challenging is that stimulant medication can be addictive and dangerous (even deadly in some cases). But knee-jerk claims of habituation are often false according to Dr. Parker. He lays out a very compelling case which, at its core, states that medication is metabolized like everything else we ingest. And if there are problems with digestion (food allergies being among the more prevalent factors), there will be problems efficiently metabolizing one's stimulant medication. One of the signs that this is so is...wait for it...finding that the medication becomes less effective over time.
There are many, many other factors involved in the failure to adequately metabolize one's medication, and these must be addressed on an individual basis, through observation and a wide variety of diagnostic tests and methods. There is no magic bullet here: Just science, attention to one's individual experience and great communication between helper and "helpee".
If you are a person with ADHD who has found that stimulant medication has been effective for you but has now become increasingly problematic, I urge you to not only buy this book, but see Dr. Parker in Virginia Beach, Va. I live in Massachusetts and found that the distance was a small impediment compared to the reward of what I would characterize as nothing short of regaining my life.
If that's not possible, then buy his book, read it, and begin the process of finding an open-minded prescriber who wants to learn more about how to better serve the people they spent all that money on education to be able to serve.
And it goes without saying that if you are a professional in the field, we who have found stimulant medication to be beneficial but problematic, NEED you to read it, share it and join in the conversation Dr. Parker has initiated.
If you want to correspond with me directly I can be reached at email@example.com. Hope to hear from you.
ADHD medications among health care practitioners. In my opinion this book is the salient work on the subject of managing ADHD medications for both children and adults.
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Except the very first time, it lasts somewhere between 5-20 minutes.