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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience in Addiction Medicine
see below: An addiction psychiatrist is ideal, a general psychiatrist or addiction medicine specialist may also work depending on their competence. Bring any pr ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
47 years experience in Psychiatry
Maybe: Most of us approach the diagnosis of adhd with caution in adults who did not have the diagnosis as a child and have a drug abuse history. On the other ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Adhd: Be honest, describe your symptoms, give clear history of how swymptoms started, good family history, and how current symptoms are affecting your daily ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Latiolais
39 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes. See an MD: You need to see an MD face-to-face. Regulations prohibit doctors from prescribing controlled substances during telemedicine visits. I would suggest ... Read More
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Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
44 years experience in Clinical Psychology
ADHD: Be as honest as possible in describing your symptoms and you will be more likely to be helped and more likely to receive and accurate diagnosis. Remem ... Read More
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Dr. Mary Ann Block
31 years experience in General Practice
No!: Medical information is private. No one can talk to your doctor without your written consent. You do not have to give that consent either.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Non-stimulant meds: Like strattera, (atomoxetine) Intuniv or capvay carry no risk of abuse & are not dopamine-enhancing. If your drugs of choice were methamphetamine or c ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. I can't give legal advice about this. From a medical standpoint, melatonin is a herbal supplement that is used to aid with sleep. It is not co ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Echo: A heart murmur. A murmur is just noise. Sometimes serious problems cause a murmur many times a murmur is caused by normal flow. Patients often misctra ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
The one that works: Every kid is unique; their response to any medication or dosage will differ from the next kid. Many have concurrent problems that add to their problem ... Read More

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