Toolkit: Biochemical/Pharmaceutical

A partial list of biochemical tools to manage ADHD:

  1. Diet (more protein and complex carbs, less sugar and simple carbs)
  2. Caffeine, carefully dosed (not too much, not too little; not too early, not too late)
  3. Eating schedule (tuned for your body)
  4. ADHD pharmaceuticals: stimulants (e.g. adderall, ritalin, Vyvanse, Concerta) and non-stimulants (e.g., Intuniv)
  5. non-ADHD pharmaceuticals that may also help ADHD: e.g., imipramine (Tofranil), buproprion, or armodafinil (Nuvigil)(
  6. non-pharmaceuticals that may help ADHD: e.g., fish oil, ginkgo biloba, and others

More to come…