Medication for Adult ADHD

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Medications

The goal of medication for Adult ADHD is to reduce hyperactivity, increase attention and the ability to focus, and to reduce impulsive behaviors.  Stimulant medication is generally the most effective medication for the treatment of Adult ADHD.  It is not a cure for ADHD, but it works well for about 75% of people who try it.  However, there are some people who are not appropriate canidates for this type of medication and it should always be prescribed by a doctor.