Pharmaceutical agents continue to be the most common treatment in the U.S. for patients with ADHD who are over five years old. Pharmaceutical treatment is not the ONLY way to help children and teens with ADHD, is certainly much less useful for very young children, and has been the focus of almost continual controversy since the 1950’s. There has been no major change over the last 70 years in this treatment approach. What has changed are dosing amounts, the amount of time it takes for the medications to release into the bloodstream, contrived names for them, and similar superficial modifications to create a steady stream of renewed interest in them.
This cutting-edge webinar reveals additional interventions that tend to enhance the intended effects while minimizing those troublesome side effects. Including these additional strategies allows pharmaceutical treatment to become more successful. The developer of the “Medication Effectiveness Report” for monitoring the clinical and side effects of pharmaceuticals used with ADHD, Dr. John Taylor shares many of the strategies he has found most useful for parents and prescribers. He discusses the eight key desired effects of these medications, the most disruptive toxic effects and risks, common physician errors in prescribing, and tip-offs to over-dosing as well as under-dosing.
To help lay the groundwork for more insightful self-monitoring and cooperation with the treatment effort by children and teens, he shows you exactly how to introduce these pharmaceuticals to them. He also clarifies why many children and teens stop cooperating with this form of treatment, how to answer their objections, and what else to do to ensure better cooperation. The overall goal of this revealing webinar is to enable any parent to experience a more successful treatment attempt, with more behavior improvement and fewer difficulties than customarily occurs when parents have not had the benefit of such an extensive review of these often overlooked or misunderstood factors.
After participating in this webinar, you will be able to:
- List the key behavior improvements to expect
- Indicate treatment effectiveness at various ages
- State common objections from children and teens
- Provide refutations and solutions for those objections
- Describe the most common side effects and their causes
- Explain the most important supportive methods to employ
- …..and much, much more