Evidence-Based Pharmacological Approaches to Treating ADHD in Children and Adolescents
James Waxmonsky, M.D.
Florida International University
In this overview, Dr. James Waxmonsky provides an overview of the most commonly used medications for ADHD. Dr. Waxmonsky also discusses the short-term benefits of medication and ways to optimize medication. Lastly, he also describes the risks and benefits of each type of medication.
James Waxmonsky, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. He also serves as the medical director for the Center for Children and Families, a multi-disciplinary research group focused on the development, evaluation and dissemination of evidence based treatments for ADHD and other behavioral disorders. He is funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health to examine the emotional and physical effects of stimulant medication in children. In his clinical practice, he specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in children, adolescents, and adults.