How to Get Medication for ADHD

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Many adults require treatment for ADHD but may not think they need or have the means to afford treatments like medication. However, medication is an essential part of treatment that can help individuals manage daily symptoms of their condition. ADHD medication, while it can get expensive when paid for out-of-pocket, is easily accessible and can be purchased at a discount.

What Is ADHD?

ADHD, or Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder with symptoms that may impact several areas of an individual’s life. Symptoms typically begin during childhood, but have the potential to last well into adulthood.

While symptoms vary depending on the individual and the type of ADHD they have, it is common for people with this disorder to experience one or more of these symptoms:

  • Restlessness
  • Mood swings
  • Hyperactivity
  • Disorganization
  • Trouble focusing
  • Impulsive behavior
  • Problems prioritizing
  • Difficulty paying attention
  • Poor time management

Many people who have ADHD go on to live very successful and happy lives. However, this condition can cause many personal issues if left untreated or undiagnosed. Untreated ADHD may eventually lead to unstable relationships, poor performance at work or school, low self-esteem, and more. But when treated properly, ADHD can be effectively managed.

ADHD Treatment Methods

There are many different methods that can help treat ADHD including talk therapy, coaching, and medication. In many cases, a combination of several methods is most successful. Medication, being the most integral part of treatment, is usually always involved in the combination.

ADHD medications have the potential to improve many symptoms of the disorder, including attention span and impulse control. There are three different types of medications used to treat ADHD: stimulants, non-stimulants, and antidepressants. Stimulants are the most commonly used type of medication for ADHD because of its effectiveness. Just a few of the most popular brand-name ADHD medications are Ritalin, Concerta, and Adderall.

How To Get Medication for ADHD

The best way to get medication for ADHD is to go through your primary care doctor and see which type of medication might be best for you. If your doctor doesn’t prescribe ADHD medication, they should be able to refer you to somebody who does. There are several ways to pay for ADHD medication, like through insurance or by using a pharmaceutical discount company. There are also patient assistance programs and university medical centers that can help you find medications at a more affordable rate for you or your child. If you’re looking for more information or recommendations regarding ADHD medication, there are many provider databases and local organizations that can offer some insight and recommendations as well.

At Elium Health, we offer ADHD treatment and many other types of treatment for developmental conditions and mental health disorders. Our services include medication, one-on-one therapy, family and group/couples therapy, educational resources, and more for conditions such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.

To learn more about how to get ADHD medications, contact our team of mental health treatment professionals by calling us at 866-552-3758 or sending an email to


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