Through no fault of their own, ADHD medications often bear the misconception of being ineffective — or worse, unsafe — yet they are the first line of treatment used by many physicians, including primary care pediatricians. Katrina A. Fletcher, MD, attending psychiatrist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, provides a broad overview of ADHD medications, including the highs and lows of varying treatments, from increased productivity to loss of appetite; the trial and error in determining the correct dosing; adjuncts such as behavioral interventions; and more.
Listen in as Katie Lockwood, MD, a primary care pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, discusses hot topics in primary care with CHOP subject-matter-experts as they weigh in on issues affecting the daily practice of pediatricians. This podcast is for general informational and educational purposes only and is not to be considered as medical advice for any particular patient. Clinicians must rely on their own informed clinical judgment in making recommendations to their patients.
This Primary Care Perspectives Podcast episode was originally released on July 13, 2023.
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