"My Medication Stopped Working..."
As with any psychiatric disorder, patients with ADHD will notice some fluctuations in the severity and frequency of their symptoms over time. However, certain patients may find that after having been on medication for some time with good success their ADHD symptoms return almost as though they are not taking medication at all.
There are a number of possible explanations and each requires a specific solution. Therefore, it is important for patient and clinician to pay close attention to the details, including when the problem began, which symptoms have returned, and what other changes have occurred in this person’s life. The list of potential sources of the apparent ineffectiveness of medications includes:
Click on any of these links to see a brief description of the cause and some suggested solutions.
This page last updated 12/1/17