Won’t ADHD medication become less effective over time?

August 14, 2019 adhd-drbarr
  • NO

In the first few weeks, tolerance or a lessening of effect happens in half of all patients. It is less common between 3 and 6 weeks, only occasional before three months and if it happens after that, there’s usually a good or bad reason for it happening. It might be going back to school, or a promotion or change to a job that is more linear and more detail oriented, or it might be the birth of one extra child than you can cope with effectively. On the other hand it might be depression, anxiety, marijuana, alcohol or other substances – but in my experience there is almost always a good explanation and we need to take that into consideration when planning treatment.

Category: Medication