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autism and adderall

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Yes: If you have been diagnosed with add. You can.Be treated the same way as others with add are treated. Either Ritalin (methylphenidate) or Adderall are ... Read More
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Yes: Yes, however, only if you have add or adhd or any of the other conditions treated by psychostimulants. Unfortunately some studies have shown them to ... Read More
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Yes, you can take: stimulant medication if diagnosed with ADHD-Primarily Inattentive Type. 40-70 % of people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder also have ADHD. Start at a l ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
41 years experience Psychiatry
Question is unclear: I'm not sure i understand what you are asking. You describe an 11 year old child with adhd on an antipsychotic and an amphetamine. The Adderall (dex ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
No: There are no reported birth defects with the use of prescribed Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). There has also been no link found ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
38 years experience Clinical Psychology
Its not contagious,: if that's what you mean. There are genetic links that run in families, so in that sense there is greater likelihood of ending up with autism or ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience Family Medicine
By some yes,: Autism can present so many different levels of severity. Impaired social skills, impaired communication, impaired relationships can present in differe ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
Failure to: make eye contact. Gaze avoidance. A blank look on one's face, not visually interacting.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
Uncomfortable gaze: Kids with autism are uncomfortable with eye contact. They can learn in therapy to make eye contact and often what happens is they can develop a train ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cummings
38 years experience Neonatology
No: There is no strong scientific data that links the two conditions, although there have been cases studies that suggested the incidence of autism was hi ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
24 years experience Pediatrics
No: There is no known cause.
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