When your child’s just received an ADHD diagnosis, the next steps of choosing an ADHD medication for them can
be challenging. You want your child to feel like his or herself, but more focused and less frustrated, and without having to try multiple medications in order to help get them to that point. Here are some tips on how to choose ADHD medication for your child without all the frustration and confusion.
See an ADHD Specialist
An ADHD specialist can help you and your child choose the right medication. They are capable of gauging your child’s specific diagnosis, and which symptoms are affecting your child the most. Also, an ADHD specialist is more likely to pinpoint the precise dosage that your child needs, as opposed to just making a generalized guess.
He or she will also know how to create a more well-rounded treatment for your child in order to help them adjust to their medication. This will save you and your child valuable time and resources by being able to more efficiently narrow down what your child needs.
Do Your Research
As the parent of your child, no one knows the way your child processes change like you do. You can also predict how your child will handle different types of medication, once you know how each one operates. Look up the different types of ADHD medications and come prepared to
your child’s appointment with questions to ask their ADHD specialist. When you’re prepared with the facts, you’ll better know how you can be there for your child during this transition.
We’d love to help you and your child feel successful in choosing the right ADHD medication. Set up an appointment with us today!