ADHD Prescribing Manual For Australian Healthcare Professionals

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Developed by AADPA in accordance with the Australian Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline for ADHD, the ADHD Prescribing Manual For Australian Healthcare Professionals aims to assist qualified healthcare professionals in navigating the world of ADHD medication.

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The prescribing of medication for ADHD has been a hot topic of discussion in Australia in recent years, with data revealing significant differences in ADHD prescribing across the country, raising questions about medication choice, dosages, and recipient criteria. While there are universal principles for starting, adjusting, and discontinuing pharmacological treatments, specific guidance for individuals with ADHD is needed.

The Prescribing Manual is divided into two parts. Part One guides practitioners through the Patient Journey with clinical practice points and Lived Experience perspectives. A summary table of ADHD Medications, Medical and Psychiatric Precautions or Contraindications for ADHD, ADHD Medication use in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding, Medication Interactions, Metabolism and Elimination, Side Effects, and Sample Ration Protocols are also included. Part Two is formatted as Frequently Asked Questions and addresses specific issues applicable to particular groups and/or situations.

The Patient Journey

Part 1 addresses important issues to consider when starting pharmacological treatment for ADHD, medication choice, titration and optimising dose, monitoring progress and managing adverse effects.

ADHD Prescribing Manual - Appendix

Patient Journey Appendix

Supplementing The Patient Journey, the Appendix contains a Summary of ADHD Medications, ADHD Medication use in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding, Sample Titration Protocols and more.

ADHD Prescribing Manual - FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

The FAQ section provides in-depth guidance for Australian prescribers and healthcare professionals on specific issues related to the prescribing of medication for people with  ADHD.

A successful approach to managing ADHD includes a mix of strategies.

While the ADHD Prescribing Manual For Australian Healthcare Professionals focuses on medication, this is just one piece of the bigger picture in ADHD treatment.

The Australian Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline for ADHD covers many non-medication treatment options. To coincide with the release of the Prescribing Manual, we have re-released information that specifically examines the importance of quality psychoeducation and what the Guideline says about non-pharmacological interventions.

Click the links below to download an overview of Non-Medication Inventions and a summary of Non-Medication Intervention Types.

ADHD Medication Prescribing Manual