Couples With One ADHD Partner
Wrong meds for adult ADHD?
My wife was diagnosed ADHD about 2years ago. She had been on bipolar meds prior to that for about 15 years. We moved so had to find a new Dr. The Dr found that she was more ADHD than bipolar (although still bipolar). The new dr specializes in childhood ADHD and prescribed Ritalin. From my perspective, I think the new ADHD diagnosis is correct, but I haven’t seen much change w the Ritalin.
Recently I found videos by Dr Russell Barkley who is expert in adult ADHD. I was surprised when he was listing effective meds for adult ADHD that he didn’t mention Ritalin at all!
I know you are not doctors, but before I peruse this, can any of you out there give me any feedback on this? Is my wife taking meds that are more effective for kids and not adults?
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