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Medication for adhd during pregnancy

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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No: Adhd is just a group of symptoms. In my opinion, it is not a disease. The diagnosis is based on a checklist of subjective symptoms. Kids can have focu ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: To the best of current research knowledge, there is no condtion or stress during pregnancy that causes or triggers adhd in the child.

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eyerman
47 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Adhd often occurs with depression, anxiety, and compulsive behaviors. Frustration rises in attention disorders. This can easily result in mood, anxiet ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Causative?: I have never heard that adhd causes a pregnant woman to be depressed. Depression can however be associated with adhd (but doesn't have to be).
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Talk to your doc: Seizure disorders are serious medical problems; never discontinue a medication without first consulting your doctor. Some seizure medications carry r ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Yes: Some yes, some no. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) and (until 34 weeks) Ibuprofen are safe in pregnancy. Some doctors believe a small amount of Aspirin is ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
35 years experience Child Psychiatry
None: There are really no anti-anxiety medications which have been proven to be safe in pregnancy. It is best to avoid any and all medications while pregnan ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
40 years experience Gynecology
No: zyrtec (cetirizine) is category B for pregnancy
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Talk to your DDS\MD: It is best to discuss this issue with both your own dentist and your obstetrician. Take as little of anything as possible.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: If you have a diagnosis of hypertension then it may be necessary to take medication for your own safety as well as the safety of the baby. Your doctor ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Pelvic pain in pregn: How far along are you?How long has the pain been going on? Spotting ? Pain with urination? Discharge? fever? the sources of pain can be manifold- l ... Read More

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