CADDAC tends to be crap.
Recent studies by professionals like Barkley indicate that less than 50% of the adults with
ADHD find just drugs to be useful in helping them deal with ADHD …
Drugs are expensive unless you are very lucky and have a drug plan or plans that cover the cost
of that drug. The two i was on for 7 months cost over $200. per month and were not covered, needless
to say there was no refund when I had to stop taking them because the side effects were worse than the ADHD
The recent books and studies agree that ADHD people all react differently to the drugs they are given.
The Amphetamines work more often on people… but many of us can not take speed due to age and
heart problems and sometimes the side effects can be heart stressors as well … no simple answers.
It is not really a surprise that people stop taking expensive drugs if after 6 -7 months the drugs do not
seem to be having an effect, and there are a limited number of choices depending on what country you
are in and how limited their help is chosen to be.
American studies, all are few and far between, suggest strongly that healthy eating, exercise and some
sorts of behavioral therapy will be of more help than just drugs …. attitude is obviously important here as well.
Sitting back and describing government and ‘not-for-profit’ health care help as a clusterfuck of uselessness is
not going to do any good … actively doing exercise and healthy eating and avoiding crap that messes you up
will go a long way to helping. Relying on meds and md s and websites is of marginal use … laughing helps.REPORT ABUSE