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Can Nuvigil be used to help with ADHD in adults

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: Nuvigil is a derivative of provigil. Provigil has been shown to be effective in treating adhd in several well done reports, eg, psychiatry res. 2009 ... Read More
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Dr. Marcel Hungs
25 years experience Neurology
Maybe: Nuvigil is used off label for adhd.
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: While the fda has not evaluated the effectiveness of Nuvigil in add/adhd, Nuvigil can be trialed in adults. Typically it is utilized in those unable t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Stimulants remain : The same 2 classes, amphetamines & methylphenidates. Interestingly, you might do well on vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) the "pro-drug" preparation of add ... Read More
Dr. Seth Kunen
44 years experience Clinical Psychology
Get eval: There are several good medications but each has to be matched to the characteristics of the patient, and sometimes it requires the use of a primary me ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Thorough eval: A number of criteria must be met to make an accurate diagnosis of ADHD/ ADD. It can present like other medical or mental conditions. A workup is nece ... Read More
Dr. Jacob Behrens
11 years experience Psychiatry
Technically not very: Technically a diagnosis is not difficult for a treating provider to make by using DSM-5 criteria and requires a clinical history and perhaps further i ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Adult ADHD: Fairly easy, after ruling out other medical/psychiatric conditions, through thorough history & screening tools.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
44 years experience Child Psychiatry
ADHD is complex: After careful evaluation most individuals require a multifaceted treatment approach which likely includes medication, skill development, & environment ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: There is no peer reviewed evidence that this will help add/adhd.Altho it may help certain conditions, i believe it is a waste of money here.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience Clinical Psychology
Poor concentration: Difficulty completing tasks, easily distractible, trouble holding jobs, and forgetfulness are some of the common symptoms. Most psychologists can help ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aveshen Govender
Specializes in General Practice
Psychiatrist : Yes, you should see a psychiatrist for an assessment and diagnosis before appropriate treatment can be administered.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
ADHD or what?: Yes. i would go to uptodate.com and read about these.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Nuvigil: Nuvigil is armodafinil, Provigil is modafinil. To best of my knowledge, both are expensive & need pre-authorization from your insurance co. Best to ta ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
33 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe: Nuvigil is sometimes used to treat adhd. It is a narclrpsy med. I do not use it for adhd in young patients, but adults do very well on it.

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