Treatment of ADHD in Adults Adults with ADHD can benefit by identifying the areas of their life that are most impaired by their ADHD and then seeking treatment to address them. They may benefit from treatment strategies similar to those used to treat ADHD in children, particularly medication and learning to structure their environment. Strattera, a nonstimulant approved for treatment of adult ADHD, is also widely prescribed, he says. Other medicines used to treat childhood ADHD may also help adults, such as Catapres (clonidine).
Methylphenidate and amphetamine are the two most commonly used stimulant medications for treatment of ADHD in adults (FDA-Approved Stimulant Medications for Adult ADHD).