Category: Patient Education

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Feb2020
The Wall Street Journal published an article on ADHD in older adults over age 50. Quoted in the article, I helped provide important information on this subject. Highlighting why ADHD needs to be considered in older adults complaining of cognitive difficulties, the article serves to increase public awareness on a ... Read More
February 26, 2020David W. Goodman, MD

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Feb2020
Distinguishing clinical depression from ADHD in adults may be difficult for patients and clinicians. Adults with ADHD may complain about being depressed because they are about to lose their job, get separated from their spouse, or some other "really bad thing" happening in their lives. This "bad" circumstance may have ... Read More
February 26, 2020David W. Goodman, MD

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Feb2020
A faculty speaker for the Neuroscience Education Institute (NEI) for many years, I have been invited to present several talks on adult ADHD and the complexity of medications. There are currently 28 different ADHD stimulant preparations (my last count). While there are only 4 different chemical compounds (methylphenidate, d-methylphenidate, amphetamine, ... Read More
February 9, 2020David W. Goodman, MD

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Mar2019
This month Enzymotec, the makers of Vayarin, quietly announced on their website that they would no longer sell its product in the U.S. This leaves patients who have been taking it in a quandary without support. While the company’s announcement cites “a lack of alignment with our business strategy” as an explanation, no one ... Read More
March 26, 2019David W. Goodman, MD

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Mar2019
Parenting an ADHD child is challenging. Yet, this challenge is heightened when one or both of the parents have ADHD. While consistent behavioral routines are advocated in ADHD households, untreated ADHD parents will have great difficulty executing consistent oversight of their children. from Today.com reviewed a video of a family whose ... Read More

07

Mar2019
CVS CAREMARK CRITERIA Starting January 1, 2018, these patients may not be able to fill their current medication at the pharmacy, based on the plan's coverage changes. Please visit caremark.com/highvalueplan to review the coverage details of this pharmacy benefit plan.   PA                                    = Prior Authorization                                    There must be a satisfied PA on ... Read More

07

Mar2019
UnitedHealthCare/Optum were cited by the court to have created internally generated algorithms for mental health care that fell short of acceptable standards for professional psychiatric associations. Your frustration from inadequate coverage now has a reason. Read the following details from the Psychiatric News March 7, 2019. UBH Found to Have Wrongfully ... Read More

02

Mar2019
"What can I expect as an adult from my ADHD treatment in the first 6 months?" I have been invited to speak online LIVE for the Children and Adults with ADHD Association Webinar Series "Ask the Expert". I will discuss the benefits of ADHD treatment as they unfold over the first ... Read More

05

Mar2018
Technology is not always a cooperative servant. My ADDitude Magazine webinar scheduled on Febuary 27, 2018 was interrupted by a technical problem after 10 minutes. No one was more upset about this than I. However, good news. the webinar has been rescheduled for May 1 Tuesday 1pm for 1 hour. ... Read More

03

Mar2018
This is Part 2 to a previous blog: This brings us to the next objection insurance companies will raise – the issue of safety. In citing safety as a reason for the denial of daily stimulant doses that exceed FDA daily max allowances, they deliberately and knowingly misrepresent the meaning of ... Read More