Adult ADHD Treatment in Calgary
With a year of training in psychiatry, I have more comfort in treating ADHD in both children and adults compared to your average family doctor.
I’ll work with you both on the diagnosis of ADHD and selecting the right treatment for you.
In adults, as with children, stimulant medications such as Adderall, Vyvanse, Biphentin and Concerta are often regarded as first-line treatments for the inattention symptoms associated with ADHD.
However, treatment of ADHD in adults often more complicated than in children due to increased prevalence of comorbid conditions such as insomnia/sleep difficulties, depression and anxiety. In these cases, we may try to carefully fine-tune your dose of stimulants to minimize side effects like anxiety and sleep disturbances. I will also more often use short-acting stimulants like Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) may try a second line therapy such as Strattera.
In many cases, we’ll also have to treat any comorbid issues like depression, anxiety and insomnia with additional medications.