The importance of being proactive and well-informed when prescribed a new medication cannot be overstated. Asking the right questions can help you better understand the medication’s purpose, how to take it correctly, and what results to expect. If medication is not a palatable option, ask whether there are alternatives.
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.
Do ADHD Drugs Help College Students Without ADHD? by Dr. David Rabiner Dr. Rabiner is a child clinical psychologist and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University Over the past 15 years there has been growing awareness that many college students without an ADHD diagnosis use ADHD drugs. … Read more
FDA Medication Guides (ADHD and non-ADHD)
Teens with ADHD often times can’t tell when they are on medication or when the medication is wearing off,
Learn how to revisit your routine for medication, keep on track with taking medications, etc.
ADHD Monitoring System by David Rabiner, Ph.D. Duke University The ADHD Monitoring System is intended to help parents and health care professionals monitoring the ongoing effectiveness of treatment(s) a child is receiving for ADHD. Dear Parent, Healthcare Professional, or Educator: One of the most important things one can do to help promote the healthy … Read more
New findings in why college students abuse ADHD medication.