Tag: adult ADD education


National Public Radio recently posted my interview (click on "Heard on Morning Editon") from April 2017 about a research publication reviewing a revised adult ADHD screener developed in coordination with the World Health Organization. What the journalist didn't know at the time that I will share with you is that I ... Read More


Since the recent publication of our literature of published research on ADHD in adults over age 50, several news outlets have been interested in bring this subject to the public eye. ADHD in adults persists throughout one’s life. It does not go away because you got your AARP card or ... Read More
March 12, 2016David W. Goodman, MD


It appears that the topic of ADHD in older adults is catching some attention. I was invited by Ann Fisher of WOSU Radio (NPR affiliate) in Columbia, Ohio to discuss adult ADHD especially in older adults. The host, Ann, asked insightful questions about identification and diagnosis in older adult and how ... Read More
January 27, 2016David W. Goodman, MD


On September 30, 2015, The New York Times ran an article in the Tuesday Science section on ADHD in older adults. I was interviewed for the article and discussed a former patient age 73 who was first diagnosis with ADHD by me and successfully treated. The article is an introduction ... Read More
October 13, 2015David W. Goodman, MD


In my periodic entries of insurance companies' denial of ADHD medication dosing, I offer you this recent example. A female in her late 20s treated for ADHD with a combination of Adderall XR and Strattera. Strattera adds a benefit for her executive function not optimized with Adderall XR. I carefully dosed ... Read More
April 20, 2015David W. Goodman, MD


You might think you're exercising good judgment by enhancing your health and wellbeing by taking herbs and supplements. While the scientific research with replicated studies is limited, the nutraceutical companies have spent billions promoting their use. Yet now, the real problem is uncovered. The New York Times recently published a ... Read More
February 4, 2015David W. Goodman, MD


For those of you who follow my blog and others who have stumbled upon it, I wanted to bring this opportunity to your attention. Shire Pharmaceutical annually provides these scholarships to help students with ADHD get ahead. If you are interested and eligible, please look into this. The 2015 Scholarship program ... Read More
January 22, 2015David W. Goodman, MD


Almost everyday insurance companies request pre-authorization for stimulant medication for my patients. While many of these requests are approved, many others are not. One obstacle to approval is stimulant dosing. Insurance companies routinely deny coverage for any stimulant dose that exceeds FDA drug label maximum dose. You might believe this ... Read More
January 4, 2015David W. Goodman, MD


With an increasing number of adults being nearly diagnosed with ADHD, the expense of ADHD medications for insurance companies has escalated. While the annual prescription increase for childhood ADHD is less than 3%, the ADHD prescription market is growing at approximately 10% per year. As a result of this change, ... Read More
September 10, 2014David W. Goodman, MD


If you're reading this blog, you are one of the millions of people who now use the Internet to gain information on medical issues. In a recent survey of consumers, this is where people are looking for medical information. Most accessed online resources: 53% web M.D. 22% Wikipedia 19% health magazines and websites 16% advocacy ... Read More