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over the counter treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience Child Psychiatry
No: Although seem people use caffeine (as pills or in food or drink), no over-the-counter medications have been shown to be effective for treating adhd. ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Possibly: Many conditions may mimic adhd. Discuss with your pediatrician. Sleep disorders may respond to melatonin, dietary issues may respond to otc medicati ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. April Hartman
25 years experience Pediatrics
ADHD treatment: ADHD is usually treated with stimulants like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or concerta. It depends on the age of the child and ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
ADHD: Great Plains Laboratory in Kansas has specialized lab tests for ADHD and other information. Peace and good health.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal answered
42 years experience Sleep Medicine
Many medicines: Many medicines can be used to control attention deficit and hyperactivity-impulsivity, including stimulants (methylphenidate, amphetamines) and non-st ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
The non drug treatments for Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children include:: Behavior modification, Behavior therapy, Psychotherapy.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Simulants: Most of us medicate ourselves with caffeine. Some have to use illegal drugs such as amphetamines. Students often use both as well as prescribed drug ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal answered
42 years experience Sleep Medicine
No test: The diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is by history. There is no test that shows whether or not you have it. If there are a suffic ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
It depends on the : Person. Each human being is truly an individual!
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience Psychiatry
Stimulants: In my experience usually Ritalin (methylphenidate) or amphetamines.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
The tests for Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children include:: EEG, Neuropsychological testing, Urine drug screen.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience Child Psychiatry
Many: Adhd has been heavily studied for many years. A variety of medications, stimulants and non-stimulants, are established as safe and effective, and the ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Adhd has core symptoms of hyperactivity and inability to focus. People with adhd are easily distracted by events in their environment and have trouble ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Auerbach
25 years experience Pediatrics
Focus.impulsv.hyper: Adhd: symptoms including attention deficit (inability to maintain focus), impulsivity, and/or hyperactivity. Symptoms are typical and normal for 4 y ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Saha
Dr. Ted Saha answered
42 years experience Palliative Care
Mechanism of action.: Stimulant medicine stimulates central nervous system activity; blocks reuptake and increases release of a chemical called norepinephrine and dopamin ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
The risk factors for getting Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children include:: Lead exposure, Low birth weight, Traumatic Brain Injury, Alcohol consumption during pregnancy, Smoking in pregnancy, Iron deficiency anemia.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal answered
42 years experience Sleep Medicine
No test: The diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is by history. There is no test that shows whether or not you have it. If there are a suffic ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
38 years experience Neurology
Dopamine: The field of neuropharmacology have taught us Dopamine stimulation improve attention.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Saha
Dr. Ted Saha answered
42 years experience Palliative Care
Best medicine.: Stimulants such as methylphenidate, dextroamphetamine/amphetamine.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience Child Psychiatry
Probably, but why?: Most of the herbal remedies touted for treating adhd have some type of stimulant such as caffeine as the major active ingredient. Studies are scant t ... Read More
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