What is Titration for ADHD Treatment?

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Published: November 24, 2022
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ADHD is a complex condition and it’s rare that we’ll get the exact right dosage and timing for medication on the first try. Everyone reacts differently to both the amount of medication, and the time of day when it’s taken.

The process of monitoring your symptoms and how you're feeling on your new medication, and then adjusting your dosage and timing of when you take them is the "titration" process. The fancy term for all of this, “titration”, really just means adjusting the amount of your medication.

Frida is here to support you throughout your titration process. Our team of clinicians will help you understand what to look for as you start titrating your medication and doses. And with each of your follow-up appointments, we will thoroughly reassess how you are doing and feeling with your new medication. Usually, we wait until each of these appointments to make any adjustments, if any are necessary.

At the same time, sometimes patients may be directed by their Frida clinician to trial an increase in dose in between appointments.

It is very important to note that this is only something you should do if your clinician has recommended that you self-titrate between appointments, and instructed you to do so. It is also important to note that you also don’t have to do this. Some patients find it helpful to be actively involved in the process, while others are more comfortable only titrating with our clinical teams.

In all cases, you will only want to self-titrate your long acting stimulant medication, not any medication that is meant to treat depression or anxiety. Please do not self-titrate either your depression or anxiety medication or your stimulant medication if this was not pre-arranged with your clinician.

We have created for you additional resources around the below topics that can serve as a reminder of what you and your clinician discussed in your first consultation with our team: 

We also recognize that there is a lot we are covering in this Resource Section, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to our support team to ask any questions as you go through both these resources and our process together.