Around 80% of adults with ADHD will significantly benefit from just taking medication alone. The benefits are usually quick and quite considerable. Some individuals describe medication treatment as the difference between “Night and Day.”
However, you should understand that medication does not cure ADHD, but rather treats the underlying symptoms in the short term making it easier to focus and get on with tasks or activities that you might have previously struggled with.
Medications need to be taken regularly and safely to be effective. Prior to staring ADHD medications an ECG, physical examination and baseline blood tests will usually be carried out. It is important to monitor blood pressure, weight and pulse while taking medications.