Did you know that the Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine is an active clinical research site? Which begs the question…just what IS clinical research? Many potential participants may write it off due to a lack of understanding, which is unfortunate because clinical research is a valuable treatment offering and provides close attention and cutting edge care to those in need. Our medical director and primary investigator, Joel L. Young, M.D., is in charge of all medical care. Our staff of 4 clinical coordinators work closely with all study participants from the beginning to the end of the trial.
For many families, and certainly many students, the summer represents a time of relaxation and recharging your batteries. Indeed it should be. Still, summer is a perfect opportunity to work with your doctor to improve your child’s ADHD medicine. This is the time to optimize the dose, perhaps try new medications, or terminate medications. These changes might not be undertaken during the school year due to potential interference with academic performance or school behavior. Personally, I dislike starting or changing medications in late August or September because it interferes with the first weeks of school. July and August are great months to do this work.