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bipolar disorder and adderall

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Balminder Mangat
46 years experience Addiction Medicine
Bipolar: Not knowing what he is taking, but mixing adderal and xanax (alprazolam) is lunacy. Adderal and like meds are not only contra indicated in bipolar, ... Read More

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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
17 years experience Clinical Psychology
Great: It sounds like you figured out the balance already! your medications are commonly prescribed to help people with the issues you are concerned about. C ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Get back to doctor : You need to return to the prescribing doctor for evaluation and discussion of these symptoms with you.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
25 years experience Clinical Psychology
2nd opinion helpful: As you know, balancing out the cycles of a bipolar disorder can be maddeningly tricky. So it is not uncommon for multiple meds to be ordered. Which en ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Lithium Level: Lithium is an essential mineral nutrient. It's not often measured specifically except when someone with bipolar disorder is taking pharmaceutical lit ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
38 years experience Psychiatry
History: No lab or radiologic test, nor physical exam, can test for bipolar. Perhaps one day as there are strong indications it is a brain condition with a gen ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Bipolar: Moods swing to extremes, between episodes of depression lasting around few weeks & phases of mania lasting few weeks each. Milder forms are called bip ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
17 years experience Clinical Psychology
Genetics: Bipolar disorder has been found to have some hereditary basis. This doesn't mean that there is a 100% chance that the offsoring of someone with bipola ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daryl Tanski
Specializes in Psychiatry
Treating bipolar : Successful management of bipolar disorder involved medication as indicated, avoiding alcohol and substance use, good sleep habits, and regular exercis ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Keener
15 years experience Child Psychiatry
Clinical exam: Although in the future we may have blood tests or functional MRI scans that can diagnose the disorder, for now the only way to diagnose bipolar is to ... Read More
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