ADHD is a complex condition, and achieving the precise dosage and timing for medication on the on the first try is rare. Each individual's response varies based on both the medication dosage and the time it's administered during the day.
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 what is known as the "titration" process. Titration simply 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. At each follow-up appointment, we will thoroughly reassess how you are doing and feeling with your new medication. Typically, we wait until a follow-up appointment to consider any necessary adjustments.
Occasionally, Frida clinicians may recommend that patients trial a dose increase 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 self-titrate if you are not comfortable with doing so. 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 and never 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 additional resources for you on the below topics that can serve as a reminder of what you and your clinician discussed in your first consultation with our team: