Hi, I haven't posted here for a long time, but thought it may be time to come back for some reading recommendations.
My son (8 yo) just had a secondary (primary is ASD - AS with old DSM) diagnosis of combined type ADHD added to his list. The doctor has recommended a medication trial as we already have some good therapies in place that he would suggest for an 8 with a new ADHD diagnosis. We are going to trial Adderall XR to start with. We will start with a 10 mg dose for one week, then 20 for one week and then 30 for one week. Each week we will collect data via a parent input form and the school will collect data with a teacher input form. At the end of the the 3 weeks we will go back in to discuss how the trial went and to analyze data to figure out the best dosage, if the medication works for him.
I am looking for some insight from the group on what to expect with the med trial, as well as reading recommendations. My doctor recommended this book: https://www.amazon.com/ADHD-What-Every-Parent-Needs/dp/1581104510. Has anyone read it? Thoughts? Also, if anyone is willing to share their experience with a med trial like this one I would greatly appreciate it.