Doctor Q&A for Dr. Glen Elliott

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
43 years experience Child Psychiatry
Might help: No one "has" to seek medical attention; and, at your age, new-onset adhd is highly unlikely. However, if you are having problems of some sort, seekin ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
43 years experience Child Psychiatry
Probably unrelated: You don't say what medication your son is taking, but stimulants are not commonly associated with painful urination, nor are the nonstimulants such as ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
43 years experience Child Psychiatry
Sort of: There are no specific tests to either adhd or ocd; both are clinical diagnoses based on patient description of symptoms. However, there are non-medic ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
43 years experience Child Psychiatry
Yes: It can be complicated diagnosing adhd in adults who did not have that diagnosis as a child, but it certain does happen, especially so-called inattenti ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
43 years experience Child Psychiatry
May need new doc: Sounds like more is going on here that you could write about in space provided. Not sure when test was done, but should have shown stimulant; assume ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
43 years experience Child Psychiatry
Not really: Some people find that caffeine helps them, but there are no medications as potent as Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and other st ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
43 years experience Child Psychiatry
Two questions: How did you get to 140 mg a day of vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)? That's a lot and a big jump from 70 mg. Some cold medicines also have stimulant-like ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
43 years experience Child Psychiatry
Absolutely: Knowing why you have a problem does not make it hurt any less when it gets in the way of doing what you want to do. Many with adhd have troubles with ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
43 years experience Child Psychiatry
Unlikely: Inattentive adhd doesn't make you sleep more, and it's not something you "catch" in college. Unproductive sleep and chronic fatigue can cause forgetf ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
43 years experience Child Psychiatry
A wide array: In kids, adhd is the sole disorder only about 1/3 of the time. They are at increased risk for anxiety, oppositional defiant disorder, depression, lea ... Read More
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