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Ways To Know Your ADHD Medication Is Working

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It is noticeable to tell when Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder medication is not working. For instance, you will be more jittery and unable to focus on daily tasks, becoming distracted easily. This leads to feelings associated with guilt, depression, and anxiety. However, what signs indicate that the medication is working? This article will describe the negative side effects associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder medication and also provide the reader ways to tell that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder medication is working.

Side Effects Of ADHD Medication

According to healthline, negative side effects of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder medication include the following:

  • increase in blood pressure
  • Increased heart rate
  • Increased body temperature
  • trouble sleeping
  • feeling less hungry than usual

It is important to note that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder medication may cause these negative side effects. However, on a more positive note, it is also important to note that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder medication also has pros too not just cons.

Sustained Focus

One of the benefits of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is being able to focus better on tasks. You will be much less distracted and be able to focus better. You will also be able to complete tasks in a more effective time. According to additude magazine, “This doesn’t mean hyperfocus or ‘zombie focus’-just a nice, sustained focus that you can direct where you want it to go.” When your medication begins to work effectively, you will be able to concentrate for longer amounts of time and achieve better success at work and at home.

Better Attention To Detail

In addition to being able to focus better on tasks, you will also be able to pay better attention to detail. According to additude magazine, “You’ll notice that details stick out more-instead of skipping a row in your spreadsheet or skipping a step in a math problem.” With that said, you will be more focused on what you do and details will be more noticeable to you, whether or not you are a student solving a math problem or a working professional who uses excel.

Conclusion

Despite the negative side effects of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder medication, it is also important to remember Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder medication also has advantages, as well. As mentioned in the article, they include better sustained focus and an ability to pay better attention to detail. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder medication has pros not just cons.

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Ways To Know Your ADHD Medication Is Working


Lauren Walters

My name is Lauren Walters. I am currently heading into my final semester of graduate school for Mental Health Counseling in the Spring of 2016. Through my own experiences with mental illness, I love to inspire others through my writings and reassure them that they can live healthy, productive lives, despite mental illness. I hope you enjoy my articles. Feel free to comment. I will be sure to respond to you questions and/or comments in a prompt manner. Enjoy!


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APA Reference
Walters, L. (2016). Ways To Know Your ADHD Medication Is Working. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 16, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/living-with-adhd/2016/05/ways-to-know-your-adhd-medication-is-working/

 

Last updated: 27 May 2016
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