For some, ADHD medication can help reduce symptoms such as inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, allowing individuals to focus better, be less impulsive, and complete tasks more efficiently. However, medication does not cure ADHD and may not work for everyone. Monitoring symptoms and tracking progress are essential to determine whether the medication is effective.
One recent study found that college students adhered to only 53% of prescribed ADHD medication doses, with the lowest rates of among first-year students. Developing a more complete understanding for why many new college students don’t adhere to their prescribed medication regime could helpful promote more consistent adherence.