How does ADHD medication increase attention and alertness? Why do stimulants and other kinds of medication for ADHD help with impulse control and hyperactivity? Use this infographic to learn how ADHD medication works in the brain.

How does ADHD medication increase attention and alertness? Why do stimulants and other kinds of medication for ADHD help with impulse control and hyperactivity? Use this infographic to learn how ADHD medication works in the brain.

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How does ADHD medication increase attention and alertness? Why do stimulants and other kinds of medication for ADHD help with impulse control and hyperactivity? Use this infographic to learn how ADHD medication works in the brain.

How does ADHD medication increase attention and alertness? Why do stimulants and other kinds of medication for ADHD help with impulse control and hyperactivity? Use this infographic to learn how ADHD medication works in the brain.

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ADHD Medications and How They Work by Erica Patino - "Be prepared for some trial and error. It can take time to find the optimal mix of medication and dosage. Be sure to watch your child and listen to what he says about how he feels on the medication. Stay in close touch with your child's doctor and other clinicians to find the best solution for your child."

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What Parents Need to Know About Medication for ADHD. Stimulants, for instance, stimulate an underactive part of the brain to become more responsive so kids can self-monitor. Balance benefits with the risks. ADHD has a neurological basis, Bertin describes ADHD as “a continual battle with the brain.” Consider the severity of the situation. So if your child experiences side effects or only shows a slight improvement with one stimulant, don’t stop there. The next one might work

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This presentation explores ways to utilize video games as powerful tools for kids with ADHD in order to improve their executive functioning skills.

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