Medication Intervention for ADHD & Autism with Dr. Joni Johnson
HomeMedication Intervention for ADHD & Autism with Dr. Joni Johnson
Many parents fear the diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism not because of the condition itself but because of the fear of the medications that may be recommended for treatment. Although this fear may be real, it can be lessened through detailed and practical information provided by an experienced prescribing physician. Why does my child need to be on medication? What time is the right time to start? Is my child going to be on medication for the rest of his life? My child is a “zombie:” is that okay? What behavior changes should I expect? I agreed to one medication; why is she now on five? When is enough, enough? This isn’t working: what are my options? Let’s start the conversation that most parents have never had. The truth is that medication is a tool and not the “fix.” Learn everything you ever wanted to know about medications used for ADHD and determine if and what medication may be right for your child’s diagnosis to treat and encourage the child with these conditions. Joni Johnson, MD is the Founder of Pediatric Partners for Attention and Learning, Inc. in Stafford and Great Falls, Virginia. A product of the United States Military Academy and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Johnson has spent her 18 year career caring for military and other families. She hopes to change the way we diagnose, treat, and encourage individuals with ADHD, Autism, and learning differences.