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A Full List of ADHD Medications

This is a full list of medications that are currently used for treating ADHD.  There isn't much like this online, so hope it helps. It's written in plain English with (we hope!) a sense of humor.  At the end, we go over some common questions. If it helps you, we'd really appreciate your helping getting [...]

What Sucks & What Rocks About ADHD

You're distractable, impulsive, and constantly worried if you're doing the right things. But you're unpredictable, fun, and always trying out new things. Having ADHD can be a real pain in the butt.  Still, it gives you strengths and differences that you probably don't appreciate. It's up to you to learn how to use the good [...]

Intuniv for ADHD: Efficacy, Side Effects

Intuniv for treating ADHD Shire's Intuniv medication is quite new.  It was approved recently, on September 3rd, 2009, but is gaining increasing recognition as a treatment for ADHD. Chemically, Intuniv is an extended release form of guanfacine, a blood pressure med that has been on the market for quite some time. It works by stimulating [...]

Adderall vs Ritalin – Benefits, Problems

Adderall vs Ritalin: By the time you're done reading this article, you will know how Adderall and Ritalin compare.  Is one better than the other? If you want to know what Ritalin actually is and how it works, see here. And are you confused by all your medication options?  (Ritalin, Adderall, Focalin, Vyvanse, Intuniv, Metadate, [...]

Is it Bipolar or ADHD?

  Bipolar is a mood disorder characterized by extremes of mood that alternate from highs to lows, and at least 1 percent of people have it or symptoms of it. ADHD is significantly more common, yet clinicians often mistake it for Bipolar, especially in hospilization cases.  The reason for all this confusion is [...]

Vyvanse vs Adderall XR – Benefits, Problems

Vyvanse vs Adderall XR: Vyvanse is a new treatment for ADHD and this article compares it to Adderall. If you want to learn the 10 most important things you should know about Vyvanse, see here. Are you confused by all your medication options?  (Ritalin, Adderall, Focalin, Vyvanse, Intuniv, Metadate, Pemoline - and that's just getting [...]