Featured ADHD Articles
Descriptions of Featured ADHD Articles
This eMedTV article offers an in-depth discussion of the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of ADHD -- a common childhood condition characterized by inattention, fidgeting, and lack of organization. A brief history of the disorder is also given.
Adderall is a prescription medication that is used to treat ADHD and narcolepsy. This eMedTV page offers an overview of this drug and also outlines the Adderall dosing amounts that are available, tips on taking the drug, and potential side effects.
Ritalin is a medication that has been approved for the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy. This page of the eMedTV Web site describes in detail how the drug works and offers information on dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and more.
Strattera is a nonstimulant medication that is licensed to treat ADHD in children, teenagers, and adults. This eMedTV page explains in more detail how Strattera works and offers information on its effects, potential side effects, and strengths.
Concerta is a prescription medication that is designed to have a calming effect in people with ADHD. This eMedTV article explains how Concerta works, outlines some potential side effects, and offers tips for when and how to take the medicine.
Vyvanse is a prescribed medication that helps to control the symptoms of ADHD. This eMedTV article describes the effects of Vyvanse, explains how the medication works, and lists some of the more common side effects.
The most effective medications used to treat ADHD are a class of drugs known as stimulants. This section of the eMedTV library discusses non-stimulant ADHD medications, such as atomoxetine, as well as safety and efficacy concerns.
Adult ADHD is characterized by restlessness and/or trouble paying attention or completing tasks. This part of the eMedTV library explores key aspects of this condition in adults, including the different forms, symptoms, and treatment options.
Focalin is a prescription drug licensed to treat ADHD. This eMedTV article explains that Focalin causes a calming effect even though it is a stimulant, and also highlights dosing guidelines and potential side effects with the drug (such as nausea).
The most beneficial ADHD treatment plan often combines certain medications and behavior therapies. This eMedTV page explores these treatment options in detail, as well as the factors influencing which treatment is best for a child with ADHD.
Daytrana is a drug that comes in the form of a skin patch; it is used to treat ADHD in children adolescents. This eMedTV article describes the effects of Daytrana, explains how the patch works, and lists some of its more common side effects.
Adderall XR is a prescription medication that is used to treat ADHD. This eMedTV resource explains how Adderall XR works, lists its potential side effects, and offers suggestions on when and how to take the medication.
Inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity are typical characteristics of ADHD symptoms. This page on the eMedTV site describes the different signs and symptoms of this condition in detail and also explains how they tend to manifest.
Dexedrine is a prescription medication used to treat ADHD and narcolepsy. This eMedTV article provides an overview of Dexedrine, including information about some of its side effects and tips concerning how and when to take the medication.
Focalin XR is a drug used to treat ADHD. This eMedTV Web page gives an overview of the prescription medicine, noting in particular its effects, dosing guidelines, and strengths -- as well as what to tell your doctor before you take it.
ADHD and Depression
In some cases, ADHD and depression can occur together; however, there are symptoms specific to each one. This eMedTV article explores the link between the two conditions, explains how common they are, and offers ways to tell them apart.
Adderall Side Effects
Some of the most common Adderall side effects can include dizziness, nausea, and heartburn. This eMedTV Web page also takes a look at some of the more serious side effects, such as seizures, hives, and fainting.
Concerta Side Effects
Some of the most common Concerta side effects can include headaches, tics, and loss of appetite. This eMedTV segment also highlights some of the more serious side effects, such as hallucinations, fainting, and thoughts of suicide.