#47: Medication and Executive Functions
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In this episode, Erica and Darius explore the topic of medication as a supportive tool for enhancing executive functions such as inhibitory control, working memory, and cognitive flexibility. With special focus on ADHD, dyslexia, and other conditions that influence executive skills, they explore:

  • The role of stimulant medications like Methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta) and Amphetamines (Adderall, Vyvanse) in optimizing neurotransmitter levels for better focus and impulse control.
  • Alternative non-stimulant options, such as Atomoxetine (Strattera) and Guanfacine (Intuniv), and how they may be suitable for those who don't respond well to stimulants.
  • Potential roles of supplements and dietary changes in enhancing cognitive functioning.

Remember, medication is not a one-size-fits-all solution and should always be considered after exploring other options and as part of a broader treatment plan. Consult your healthcare provider to tailor the best course of action for you or your loved ones.


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