Managing Meds & Treatment Plans for Emerging YouthAsk The Expert

Original Air Date May 12, 2021 | 5:00 PM, EDT

Sarah Cheyette, MD

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Medication is not a requirement for ADHD management. There are many behavioral strategies to improve habits and to combat inattentive, hyperactive, or impulsive tendencies.  However, medication can be transformative when the right dosage and product are identified and taken as directed. Neurologist Sarah Cheyette, M.D., will share her decades-old insights in helping people of all ages manage ADHD with a focus on emerging youth. She believes that management is not a “one-size fits all” strategy and a result she will help you tailor a customized, healthy treatment plan using mind, body, spirit (and sometimes medication) to manage ADHD.

Learning Objectives:

  • To define the difference between stimulants and non-stimulants.
  • To explore the “sanitation system” that removes dopamine and norepinephrine, and what can reduce its effectiveness.
  • To discover the use of mind, body and spirit (and sometimes medication) to manage ADHD.

Speaker Bio:
Sarah Cheyette, MD, graduated cum laude in Cognitive Neuroscience from Princeton University, and received her medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Medical School. Following specialty training in Pediatrics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and Pediatric Neurology at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, she has established a pediatric neurology practice at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation.

Dr. Cheyette treats people with ADHD with medication and non-medication strategies such as those outlined in her books, ADHD and the Focused Mind, Winning with ADHD, and ADHD & Me. She brings a powerful professional perspective on the benefits and limitations of ADHD medication, and the many behavioral adaptations people with ADHD must embrace to thrive with their condition. She and her husband Benjamin have four kids and live in the San Francisco Bay Area.