medication helps inattention, distractibility, impulsivity, restlessness but less so for organization, working memory, prioritization.
The use of medication in treating ADHD is highly recommended by many professional organizations who focus on ADHD (American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association) to name a few U.S. organizations. However, ADHD medications’ effects may be specific to inattention, distractibility, impulsivity, and restlessness and much less helpful for executive function (organization, working memory, prioritization).
In a presentation I gave on this issue, I highlighted the research that supports this concept. Annually, I’m invited to present at the Neuroscience Education Institute’s Congress meeting and this video is a clip of that presentation.
Take a moment to listen. You’ll quickly understand what many do not know and it may help you decide how best to pursue your own treatment.