Does common “first line” medication for ADHD (ritalin, dex) work just as well for women as for men? The standard first choice medication for ADHD is always tried before other medications (e.g.. Strattera) are considered. This is based on research with men, could it be that women generally respond better to other medication?
Do women have the same side effects in different types of medication?
In short, mapping if the current model of “first try stimulant medication, when a stimulant gives too many side effects and/or does not have enough effect; try a different form of medication (e.g. stattera) is the right approach for women the right order.