In ADHD treatment for adults, medications are generally the treatment that is employed. But what kind of medications are likely to be prescribed by your doctor and how long will you have to take them? These are questions many adults will ask when they are diagnosed with this disorder and they are certainly viable questions that deserve to be answered.There is no difference between the ADHD treatment for adults and the treatment or medications that are used for kids. This means that you can expect to be prescribed stimulant medication such as:* Adderall* Vyvanse* Ritalin* Focalin* ConcertaSo far there remains only a single non-stimulant medication that has been approved to treat the symptoms of ADHD in adults and that is Strattera. Determining the right medication for you will usually center around alleviating the symptoms of the disorder while not worsening any other health issues or problems you may have. For example, a patient who has a history of substance abuse is not likely to be given a stimulant medication. This is because drugs that fall into this category actually have a very high potential for abuse. Even when prescribed for children they need to be taken under strict adult supervision at all times to prevent misuse or abuse.Another factor that the doctor will take into consideration is whether you have taken any medications for Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder in the past. Your doctor might enquire about other members of your family who have also ADHD and on medications. This is because ADHD has a strong genetic link and their reaction to the medications is highly indicative of how you will react to the same drugs.As with children ADHD treatment in adults that is comprised of medications means that there is a risk for side-effects. Adults with this disorder and a history of heart disease and fainting in their families should make this information known to their doctor. The reason for this is because certain ADHD medications, stimulant or non-stimulant medications, can produce heart problems and an elevated heartbeat. Other symptoms can include:* Nausea* Insomnia* Stomach pains* Headaches* Mood swings* Anxiety* Depression* Paranoia* Seizures* Kidney failure* Liver failure* Heart attacksDespite these side-effects the medications used to treat ADHD in adults and in children are still considered to be generally safe. Nevertheless someone who is on non-stimulant medication will still need to be monitored. Children need to remain on the medication throughout the school year because it is able to make them learn better by improving their concentration and reducing the hyperactive symptoms. The same holds true if you are a college student who has been diagnosed with ADHD. Adults on medications will need to consider the stresses they deal with in their lives as well as how they are able to cope with these. Whether you remain on the medication or not is essentially a personal and individual decision. Once the improvements have been noted you might prefer to concentrate on learning how to maintain these as well as learning how to continue to make meaningful and positive changes in your own life. Medication alone is not sufficient in treating ADHD in either the adult or the child. Treatment involves other aspects as well.For instance the majority of adults who are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder also have other co-morbid disorders such as anxiety and depression. In fact, almost 80% of all adults with this disorder will also suffer with mood swings and might also have a tendency to substance abuse. Very often it is the depression and the anxiety that the individual is dealing with that actually motivates them to seek the services of a therapist and it is then they are discovered to be ADHD. Another alarming fact is that many parents of children with this disorder find out that they have it also when their child is diagnosed with it.