Is there any medical treatment for ADHD Inattentive?
I read from Dr. Russell Barkley that it is much harder for people with ADHD Inattentive to respond to stimulant medication than hyperactive individuals.
Dr. Russell Barkley is obviously very well respected individual. This makes me hopeless since it looks like I have sever type of ADHD Inattentive.
I continuously daydream and music works it even worse. I can’t focus on anything.
What options are there that is available? Any medication?
This is the quote from Dr Barkley
“These children do not respond to stimulants anywhere near as well as AD/HD hyperactive, impulsive children do. Only about one in five of these children will show a sufficiently therapeutic response to maintain them on medication after an initial period of titration. Oh, you’ll find that about two-thirds of them show mild improvement, but those improvements are not enough to justify calling them clinical responders, therapeutic responders. Ninety-two percent of AD/HD children respond to stimulants. Twenty percent of these children respond to stimulants. And the dosing is different. AD/HD children tend to be better on moderate to high doses. Inattentive children, if they’re going to respond at all, it’s at very light doses, small doses. ”
Top 5 This Month
ADDitude's most popular articles
Free Accommodations Booklet
Important! User-Generated Content
The opinions expressed on ADDConnect are solely those of the user, who may or may not have medical training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of ADDConnect or ADDitude magazine. For more information, see our terms and conditions.