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A 17-year-old male asked:

can you succeed in life if you have adhd but take medication for it and the medication works fine ?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Yes you can: You can also help yourself further by avoiding foods with pesticides on them, and eating as healthily as you can. This means eating organic fruits and veggies, especially those in the "dirty dozen": http://tinyurl.com/c7g2a6q those in the "clean 15" are less pesticide-laden. Research shows some associations between organophosphate exposure and adhd in kids. http://tinyurl.com/2u4wfot.
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Success: You certainly can! many folks dealing w/adhd have wonderful personalities. They can be high energy and sometimes that can tire others out a bit. Keep a good sense of humor and all can be well.

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Are there any alternatives for regular ADHD medication?

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Yes: Behavior modification, learning to focus on one thing at a time, hypnotherapy, which helps with focused attention, and restructuring behavior patterns. In hypnotherapy, one becomes aware of the observing ego, which may help monitor and alter behavior patterns.
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Can ADHD make you want to kill yourself if you're too crazy/psycho with no medicine?

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What tips can you give me to conquer my adhd?

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What is the difference between ADHD and add? Which is more serious?

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What happens if a normal person takes ADHD (or add) pills?

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Stimulants: Stimulants could cause jitters, insomnia, sweating, nausea, decreased appetite etc.

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