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What medication should I take for adhd

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
ADHD Tx: There are several options, depending on the doctor who examined you. One option is amphetamine type stimulants such as Adderall or vyvanse, another is ... Read More
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: First you need a proper diagnosis, then your doctor & you will discuss the various treatment options and select a course of treatment with specific ta ... Read More
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Dr. Andres R Villar
39 years experience Pediatrics
Many choices: First make sure you get a proper evaluation, and the diagnosis is correct.Second make sure that any coexisting conditions if present are properly add ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
19 years experience Family Medicine
Medications: You need to work with your physician to determine the best combination for you.
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
See psychiatrist: You have a cluster of psychiatric symptoms that will require professional help for management. This requires an in-depth evaluation with a psychiatri ... Read More
Dr. Louis Cady
31 years experience Psychiatry
Too many to choose!: There are any number of good medications for all four conditions you identified. Some medications can treat depression and anxiety, both, with just o ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Yes, I have a number: Of patients on this combination. I usually prescribe a long acting stimulant such as Adderall xr or vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). Concerta is another op ... Read More
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Avoid polypharmacy: You should only tkke medicines you actually need. If you have depression or anxiety, have your doctor maximize the lexapro (escitalopram). If you ha ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience Clinical Psychology
It is never wise to: Take medication for something you do not have. Medication for ADHD is powerful and could hurt you.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Not needed: Long-term studies show no difference in growth with a "holiday" schedule vs. Daily use of stimulants. Adhd is a neurodevelopmental disorder with sympt ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience Clinical Psychology
Often ADHD: Medications are used for school or work situations and may not always be used on weekends unless the symptoms interfere with doing weekend activities ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John O'Malley
53 years experience Child Psychiatry
Choices: Once the diagnosis is made of adhd (one of the types includes inattentive type) then you and your physician need to decide together which medication w ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience Child Psychiatry
This is evolving: Research into adults with adhd has lagged behind that in child, but the medications that work for younger individuals also typically work for adults. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
ADHD: Loss of appetite, headache, nausea, tense muscles, poor sleep, depending on dose and time of day taken.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
15 years experience Psychiatry
Depends: Depends on the medication, and on the person taking the medication. Some medication "work" within 45 min. Other medications can take up to a few weeks ... Read More
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